Regenerative Agriculture with Hamish Bielski

Hamish Bielski from Rehoboth Farm has been implementing regenerative agriculture for the last few years. 

He’s put in diverse pasture species to create diverse root systems.

“The more I started understanding about the water cycle, the nutrient cycle, the energy cycle and biodiversity, the more I understood that growing crops goes against all of those things. Cropping is probably one of the most un-natural things you can do in a natural environment.

“You give off soil carbon, you start to destroy soil structure, destroy microorganisms and your water runoff is increased.” 

Hamish says the farm has reduced synthetic fertiliser per hectare from up to 1000 litres down to 5. The litres of diesel per hectare has been decreased from around 200 litres per hectare down to 20.

At the same time, profits have doubled.

Share this

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email

The pork industry explained

We spoke to veterinarian Naya Brangenberg who owns Longbush Free Range Pork. Longbush is a …

Read More

Meet the team: Sam Webber, software developer

Behind the Happy Cow tanks and dispenser sits a layer of technology – without which …

Read More

Meet the team: David Trought, CTO

Sometimes, proximity is the simplest way to connect. Mechanical engineer David Trought runs his design …

Read More

Follow our progress. Subscribe to updates.

.
Scroll to Top