Author Archives: JeffMaciejko

Keyline Plannning – Rural Bank of New South Wales

A classic short film that traces keyline design back to its roots on P.A. Yeoman’s farm. Since this time, many technological advances like poly-irrigation tube and moveable electric fencing have revolutionaized regenerative farming, however, the keyline patterns remain the same.

Keyline Plowing: What is it? Does it work?

This article is a critique of keyline subsoil plowing for the purpose of soil building (exclusively) written by agronomist Rachel Gilker. The comments are particularily interesting, and there is debate about how the study was conducted. In these studies, soil moisture content was not evaluated, something we hypothesize could improve following keyline pattern subsoiling on sloped landscapes. One thing is clear, keyline subsoiling must be coupled with other soil building practices to be most effective.