Case Studies

Phalaris holds the key to the South West – Paul Omodei
Gary and Ian Ryan farm in the high rainfall area of Manjimup and constantly strive to produce more kilograms of product per millimetre of rain. Read more…

Using Perennials to lower the water table – Paul Omodei
With significant areas of mild to severe salt-affected land surrounding and within his farm, mixed West Woodanilling farmer Graydn Wilcox decided it was time to do something about it. Read more…

Under-sowing perennials to reduce establishment costs –  Paul Omodei
For Tim and Steph Stevenson, moving from Perth to Kojonup some nine years ago brought with it a change in scenery, soil type, paddock sizes and more rainfall. Read more…

Handling the sand with Mouldboarding – Bob Leeson
Tom and Kay Kelly purchased their 800 ha Mogumber property in 2002. It has approximately 200 ha of very light sandy ridges interspersed with small areas of quite good swampy fl ats with a reasonably high water table.  Read more…

Grazing crops for profit – Richard Quinlan
Grazing crops on Don and Paula Nairn’s  Binnu property was born out of necessity. Read more…

Diversity is the key for Kowald’s – Marianne Perrie
For Geoff and Bev Kowald of Carrolup, west of Katanning, the driver to start incorporating perennials into their farming system was a desire to increase profitability via reducing input costs, while dealing with rising soil acidity and aluminium toxicity. Read more…

Pasture Cropping boosts kikuyu pasture productivity – Michelle Handley and Greg Warren
With very little research to go on, Esperance Angus stud breeder Andrew Kuss, took the ‘bull by the horns’ and embarked upon a mission to increase the productivity of his stagnant kikuyu pastures.  Read more…

Hooked on Perennials at Darkan – Alana Shedley
John South manages several properties along the Arthur and Hillman Rivers in the Bokal district near DarkanRead more…

Increasing stock density by increasing crop area – Richard Quinlivan
Kristin and Tracy Lefroy of Cranmore Farming are planning to grow 3700ha of barley, wheat and canola in 2013 in the Miling district approximately 20km east of Moora, Western Australia.  Read more…

Lifting lamb survival with perennials – Phil Barrett-Lennard
Like most farmers Zac Roberts of Dandaragan has found the increasing the survival rate of lambs has been a major opportunity and challenge for the sheep industry in recent years. Read more…

Temperate grasses make their mark –  Paul Omodei
Like many farmers in the Cranbrook area, salt and water logging are the biggest landcare problems Mark Addis has at his farm, Gordon River Estate. Read more..

A mix of annuals and perennials has all bases covered – Phil Barrett-Lennard 
Phil Barrett-Lennard’s Nine Mile paddock is classic Gingin Redgum country, mostly red sand over clay, with the odd patch of poorer white sand. Read more…

Fixing lucerine into the mixed farming system – Pip Crook
Kojonup farmer Rob Warburton has grown lucerne for a number of years, but in his mind he was struggling to find the best fit for it in his mixed farming system. Read more…

Water systems to maximise production – Rebecca Butcher
Michael Morrison of Three Springs runs a self replacing Merino flock with 2000 ewes, along with his mixed cropping system. He uses his 500 ha of perennial pastures strategically throughout the year to build his sheep enterprise. Read more…

Grazing crops well established in mixed farming system – Sam Taylor
“I graze crops because it improves farm profit,” is what West Pingelly farmer Kane Page.  Read more…

Pasture cropping key to keeping kikyuy profitable – Michelle Handley and Greg Warren
Damien and Simon Schlink decided to plant kikuyu in three paddocks on their Mt Howick property, Dorglen (covering 5% of farm) to see if there was any truth that kikuyu addressed non-wetting soil problems and stabilised easily eroded soils.  Read more…

Jim Wedge – West Binnu
This case study is part of the Perennial Pasture Companions project funded by Caring For Our Country.

Will Browne – Warradarge
This case study is part of the Perennial Pasture Companions project funded by Caring For Our Country.

David Mathwin – Kojonup
This case study is part of the Perennial Pasture Companions project funded by Caring For Our Country.

Ash Reichstein Case Study
This case study is part of the Perennial Pasture Companions project funded by Caring For Our Country.