#52 Agroforestry at the landscape scale to transform ecological function and boost productivity with Bruce Maynard


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Bruce Maynard and his family are livestock managers and row crop farmers in New South Wales in Austalia. Over his carreer, he has succesfully integrated shrubs and trees to their livestock and row crop operation. He has been able to double his stocking rate through increasing the ecological function of the farm. We dig deep into the design of his tree systems and how it has evloved over the years. We unpack in detail how he has been able to transform his landscape on such a large scale and how this was possible from a business perspective.


00:01:21 Bruce's story and description of the farm

00:10:06 No-kill cropping

00:15:05 Complexifying the landscape

00:22:57 Design over time

00:30:19 Taking machinery into account

00:37:57 Specifics of saltbush

00:42:30 Recovery times between bush and pasture

00:54:06 Microclimatic benefits

00:57:30 Planting trees at scale and its logistics

01:10:30 Management of trees/shrubs

01:16:00 Business strategy and cashflow

01:19:32 Ressources to go further





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