Regenerative agriculture

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  • Science of regenerative agriculture
  • Experience in the field
  • Documentation provided
  • Cup of tea and biscuit
Called back to the family’s 9,300 ha farm in Central Otago, after a career in banking and as a budget caravan hire entrepreneur in the USA and NZ, the eldest son decided that the best way to combat the extreme climatic conditions of drought and heat experienced in the Maniototo was to replace monoculture with ‘regenerative agriculture’. Instead of rye grass or clover he planted up to 30 different species including sunflowers all of which made a different contribution to mitigating climatic change risk during the seasonal cycles.
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