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More farmers will be encouraged to follow the example ecosystem improvement innovators like Richard and Jenny Weatherly if there is encouragement, recognition and long-term reward for voluntary action based on their local knowledge. Here Richard Weatherly show Julie Francis a direct seeded corridor on Connewarran in March 1999. Photo: Patrick Francis

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University of Arkansas weed scientist Dr Jason Norsworthy says glyphosate is now lost to the US after widespread overuse of the herbicide in GM cropping systems. Glyphosate-resistant weeds such as the Palmer amaranth are now endemic on 50 per cent of US farming properties. Photo: Fred Miller

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Dr Jim Watts says the transition from a sheep that is wrinkly and requires mulesing to a sheep that is plain bodied and does not need to be mulesed can be less than 5 years, and in some cases as rapid as 3 years.

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Farm forest blocks contribute to improving biodiversity and are major sequester of CO2 ensuring Moffitts Farm is a net carbon sink.

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Dr David Smith contends agricultural science based research has been critical for the advancement of farming methods as well as environmental improvement of farm ecosystems for decades.

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