Western Australian farmers turn to biodynamics to drought proof
By Celia Polkinghorne
Thursday, 13/01/2011, ABC.Net.AU
Nine southern West Australian farmers are taking part in a biodynamics project to help drought proof their land and make their farms more sustainable for longer.
$265,000 has been provided for the project through Caring for our Country where fruit, dairy and grain farmers will start applying biodynamic practices to their farms.
Kevin Martin from the Leschenault Catchment Council says through biodynamics there is also scope for Australian farmers to compete more effectively in export markets.
“I would think that Australia’s got the opportunity to become a niche market overseas for that high quality produce.
“We can’t compete with the Chinese and others on the standard stuff so that’s probably our opportunity.”
In this report: Kevin Martin, councillor, Leschenault Catchment Council