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Course Outline

  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Who is Colin Seis?
    • 1.2 History of agriculture
    • 1.3 Summary
  • 2. Grasslands
    • 2.0 Introduction
    • 2.1 Introduction to Grasslands
    • 2.2 The History of our Grasslands
    • 2.3 Plant Nutrients
    • 2.4 Photosynthesis in C3 & C4 plants
    • 2.5 How plants restore our farms
    • 2.6 Summary
  • 3. Soil ecosystems
    • 3.0 Introduction 
    • 3.1 Carbon
    • 3.2 Looking after life in the soil
    • 3.3 Insect & disease control
    • 3.4 Soil microbes & soil health
    • 3.5 Mycorrhizal fungi
    • 3.6 Quorum sensing
    • 3.7 Soil improvements on Winona
    • 3.8 Farm health assessment
    • 3.9 Summary
  • 4. Grazing
    • 4.0 Introduction
    • 4.1 Grazing management 
    • 4.2 Pioneers of grazing management
    • 4.3 Implementation
    • 4.4 Property design
    • 4.5 The benefits  
    • 4.6 Summary
  • 5. Pasture Cropping methods 
    • 5.0 Introduction
    • 5.1 Our farms as ecosystems
    • 5.2 Ground Preparation
    • 5.3 Machinery
    • 5.4 Sowing the crop
    • 5.5 Weed management
    • 5.6 In crop management
    • 5.7 Summary
  • 6. Multi-species Pasture Cropping 
    • 6.0 Introduction
    • 6.1 Annual cover cropping
    • 6.2 Multi-species Pasture Cropping 
    • 6.3 Grazing multi-species crops
    • 6.4 Sowing multi-species crops
    • 6.5 Crop mixes to fix different problems
    • 6.6 Restoring degraded paddocks
    • 6.7 Nutrients 
    • 6.8 Summary
  • 7. Pasture Cropping organically
    • 7.0 Introduction
    • 7.1 Crop selection
    • 7.2 Sowing crops organically
    • 7.3 Machinery for organic pasture cropping
    • 7.4 Summary
  • 8 Enterprise profitability 
    • 8.0 Introduction
    • 8.1 Enterprise transition 
    • 8.2 Enterprise stacking
    • 8.3 Enterprise economics
    • 8.4 Summary
  • 9.0 Case studies 
    • 9.1 Case Studies 
    • 9.2 Resources & References
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