On our drive up north we saw lots of protest banners on the way but this one took the prize!
Politicians certainly aren’t welcome here!
Whilst water is an important resource we do not feel as though our government has done
enough research to find alternatives.
What do you think? Please post your comments.
Farming Secrets takes a look at the soil in the conventional side of a trial paddock.
Dr Maarten Stapper describes what he sees in contrast to the soil in the biological side. (Part 1 of 2)
It is a great example that only 20 months into the 3 year trial and even though the weather has been extremely dry of how a conventional system limits plant growth.
Why wouldn’t any farmer try a more biological approach to their farming?
If you want to hear and see more of this trial, become a member of the “Farming Secrets Club” and enjoy being part of a like minded group of farmers.
This entry was posted in Farm Management, Farming Secrets Club, Microbes, Soil Health, Systems, Walk The Talk, Weeds and tagged agriculture, Biological Farming, farming, Organic Farming, pasture, rye grass, sheep, soil, Walk the Talk Series 1 Volume 2 on . September 20, 2008
In this month’s “Walk the Talk” we visit 3 farms – one biological, one trialling biological v current and one conventional farm about to change over to biological farming. We were most interested to look at the soils at each farm and to hear from the farmers about their experiences.
This particular clip is at the farm trialling biological v current farming to see what the differences are being noticed.
Can you guess which system will be favoured by the farmers who are conducting the trials?
Check out part 2 next week!
This entry was posted in Farm Management, Farming Secrets Club, Microbes, Soil Health, Systems, Walk The Talk, Weeds and tagged biology, microbes, Organic Farming, rhizosphere, soil, Soil Health, Walk the Talk Series 1 Volume 2, Weeds on . September 12, 2008
We have often read that pests do not attack healthy crops.
But how do you grow crops that resist pest attacks? At Horseshoe Bend Agrosystem an experiment was trialled to go sustainable. It wasn’t without its problems but after several years where were the pests?
Listen in as Elaine Ingham explains what happened.
This entry was posted in Animal Health, Composting, Diseases, Farm Management, Farming Secrets Club, Pests and Diseases, Plant Health, Problems, Soil Health and tagged agriculture, compost, Critical Invisible soil Fertility solutions revealed, elaine ingham, no-till, organic, soil, sustainable on . September 4, 2008