In this podcast vegetable grower Jake Ryan, from Three Ryans in Western Australia, speaks about the journey to transition the farm’s fallow and conventional cultivation to strip-till. Jake was impressed with the substantial time and cost savings of the strip-till method alongside the use of cover crops, combined with observable improvements in soil health.

The cover crop and strip-till combination makes the transition from cover crop to broccoli much more manageable and helps lock in the benefits from cover crops.

The demonstration trial allowed the Three Ryans to work through the practical challenges of replacing their usual fallow and conventional cultivation with a cover crop and strip-till combination and they have since transitioned to growing all of their vegetables using this approach.