Russ McKenzie

Russ McKenzie

2021

As a farm manager for over 24 years across a variety of soil types and predominantly on heavy clays for the past 17 years, I have an appreciation of the challenges changing establishment systems can be! My experience comes from understanding the benefits and potential pitfalls associated with switching to a conservation agriculture approach to farming and how to manage that change successfully. I advise on how to make practical changes when switching to a no-till approach drawn from my own experience, especially on traditional heavy clays and how cover and catch crops have their own roles to play. I also have a keen eye for machinery and experience of different types of drill and openers and where they fit in different systems Most importantly I have a clear understanding of agronomy, field walking and input advice, crop performance and costs associated with taking this approach.