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Sustainable farming                 by Isabella Molineaux & Africa Vernon  Hurlstone Agricultural High School
Farmer Joe   Farmer John
Farmer Joe is a carrotfarmer.
Farmer John grows wheat and oat crops.
They have both owned theirfarms for 10 years.
Sustainable Farming.Although they still          100kmhaven’t discovered   sustainable     farming.
Farmer Joe sprays his crop...
Then ploughs his crop...
Leaves his crop to fallow.Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Then he fertilizes his crop...
Sprays his crop again...
Then seeds his crop.
Every year!Over and Over and Over and Over and Overand Over and Over and Over and Over andOver and Over and Over and Over ...
Every year Farmer Joe was baffled.
Why did his carrots keep dying?  R.I.P.Carrots 
Why didn’t they grow like they did in       the good old days?                            23rd march 1972
Framer Joe thought it was time he   went and asked farmer John.            Gday            Mate!
Turned out Farmer John had many      problems of his own.
Farmer John’s crops kept getting taken    over by weeds and grasses.                             ?
He tried ploughing them...
But that didn’t work. So he tried        poisoning them.
But that just killed his crops!
The last thing John tried was covering      the field with newspaper.
But Famer John didn’t have enough    and it started to blow away. =(
Then Farmer Joe had an idea. Why not            ask Google?                   Google.com
Google was a smart man, and told       them many things.Oooh! I see.                 Google.com
Farmer Joe just had to use a thing             called   crop rotation
In simple terms, Joe just had to growother vegetables as well, like corn and cabbages, to make his carrots happy.
This was Crop Rotation. Every year Farmer Joe had to swaparound different types of vegetables
Framer Joe set out his 4 year plan.                      My Plan
One year would be his beloved carrots,
Then the next year Joe could grow              corn,
After that would be tomatoes,
Then lastly cabbages.
Farmer Joe would repeat this plan sohe would be effectively sustaining his               farm.
Farmer John figured out that   mulching his crops by simply buying or cutting up woodchips orcovering it with a layer of o...
Here is Famer John’s new, nicely  mulched crop! He decided to use  hay/silage in order to control theweeds and grasses and...
To this day, Farmer Joe and FarmerJohn are happy farmers with their   sustainably grown crops and             vegetables
Credits                                  by                            Africa Vernon                                 and  ...
WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE    2010 CREAM OF THE CROP COMPETITIONPLATINUM   GOLD    SILVER                   B...
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Sustainable Farming - Lets ask Dr Google by Issy Molineaux & Africa Vernon

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Sustainable Farming - Lets ask Dr Google by Issy Molineaux & Africa Vernon

  1. 1. Sustainable farming by Isabella Molineaux & Africa Vernon Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  2. 2. Farmer Joe Farmer John
  3. 3. Farmer Joe is a carrotfarmer.
  4. 4. Farmer John grows wheat and oat crops.
  5. 5. They have both owned theirfarms for 10 years.
  6. 6. Sustainable Farming.Although they still 100kmhaven’t discovered sustainable farming.
  7. 7. Farmer Joe sprays his crop...
  8. 8. Then ploughs his crop...
  9. 9. Leaves his crop to fallow.Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  10. 10. Then he fertilizes his crop...
  11. 11. Sprays his crop again...
  12. 12. Then seeds his crop.
  13. 13. Every year!Over and Over and Over and Over and Overand Over and Over and Over and Over andOver and Over and Over and Over and Over AGAIN!and Over and Over and Over and Over andOver and Over and Over and Over and Overand Over and Over and Over and Over andOver and Over and Over and Over and Over
  14. 14. Every year Farmer Joe was baffled.
  15. 15. Why did his carrots keep dying? R.I.P.Carrots 
  16. 16. Why didn’t they grow like they did in the good old days? 23rd march 1972
  17. 17. Framer Joe thought it was time he went and asked farmer John. Gday Mate!
  18. 18. Turned out Farmer John had many problems of his own.
  19. 19. Farmer John’s crops kept getting taken over by weeds and grasses. ?
  20. 20. He tried ploughing them...
  21. 21. But that didn’t work. So he tried poisoning them.
  22. 22. But that just killed his crops!
  23. 23. The last thing John tried was covering the field with newspaper.
  24. 24. But Famer John didn’t have enough and it started to blow away. =(
  25. 25. Then Farmer Joe had an idea. Why not ask Google? Google.com
  26. 26. Google was a smart man, and told them many things.Oooh! I see. Google.com
  27. 27. Farmer Joe just had to use a thing called crop rotation
  28. 28. In simple terms, Joe just had to growother vegetables as well, like corn and cabbages, to make his carrots happy.
  29. 29. This was Crop Rotation. Every year Farmer Joe had to swaparound different types of vegetables
  30. 30. Framer Joe set out his 4 year plan. My Plan
  31. 31. One year would be his beloved carrots,
  32. 32. Then the next year Joe could grow corn,
  33. 33. After that would be tomatoes,
  34. 34. Then lastly cabbages.
  35. 35. Farmer Joe would repeat this plan sohe would be effectively sustaining his farm.
  36. 36. Farmer John figured out that mulching his crops by simply buying or cutting up woodchips orcovering it with a layer of other plantmaterial, then putting it on the crop is the BEST way to grow!!
  37. 37. Here is Famer John’s new, nicely mulched crop! He decided to use hay/silage in order to control theweeds and grasses and put nutrients in to the soil.
  38. 38. To this day, Farmer Joe and FarmerJohn are happy farmers with their sustainably grown crops and vegetables
  39. 39. Credits by Africa Vernon and Issy Molineaux Sources Google .comhttp://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&safe=active&defl=en&q=define:Cr op+rotation&sa=X&ei=MlRNTLq0L4ewvgOvv6G7Cg&ved=0CBsQkAE
  40. 40. WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE 2010 CREAM OF THE CROP COMPETITIONPLATINUM GOLD SILVER BRONZE

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