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Custom build native seeding machine gets sowing

Posted by: Keith Bradby

Published: 08/06/2006


Launch of direct seeding machine. Photo Barry Heydenrych

Restoration techniques are constantly evolving and improving in their efficiency and biodiversity outcome. Part of this involves adapting or redesigning machinery to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of native seed placement, as well as being able to apply different seed mixes in one pass of a machine. Today there was a formal launch at ‘The Lily, north of the Stirling Range, of a new machine designed by Geoff Woodall from the Centre for Excellence in Natural Resource Management working with Greening Australia staff. Funding support for design and construction came from the Reconnections (GAWA/Shell Australia project) and the machine was manufactured by Pedericks of Darkan.

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