Globally, farmers use more than 1,000 different types of pesticides to ensure insects don’t damage or destroy their crops. Yet, many of these pesticides are
So everyone knows that this change is coming, and the bigger operators are jumping on board rather than playing catch up. It’s really easy to argue quite compellingly…
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“What we are trying to do is work with nature, not against it – that’s what sustainable farming is.” – The Van Donk Family
“Synthetic fertilizers seem to be terrible for the environment” – The Whiting Family learn the biological way of farming. The cows are more content
The McGlade Family learn the biological way of farming. Going back to natural ways is what’s good for the health of the soil, health
The Boyd Family learn the biological way of farming through making their own compost resulting in: Better root structures, better grasses for the cows,
www.farmingsecrets.com The Future with Biodynamics and the Need for Some Biodiversity John refers to our politicians as being a monoculture in Canberra! This is part
This is Part 3 of 3 of Biodynamic Composting Preparation with Hamish Mackay Hamish recalls an experiment that a year 11 girl did with static
This is Part 2 of 3 of Biodynamic Composting Preparation with Hamish Mackay Hamish introduces his class to biodynamic (BD) preparations. He explains that there
This is Part 1 of 3 of Biodynamic Composting Preparation with Hamish Mackay After the class has very quickly helped build a static compost heap,
Surface water run-off is a problem when soils are compacted. Spending dollars on the soil surface are mostly wasted
Feed the soil – invest in soil fertility with green manures – find the time to do it, it is worth the result.
Apply carbon based fertilisers.
Feed soil life with green manures. Joel reminds us that it doesn’t have to be complicated and asks why not add a diversity.
It pays dividends to use practices that enhance the soil biology. This not only reduces expenditure you’ll grow quality crops
The soil foodweb is a simple cycle of a healthy functioning soil.
If you manage your timing of farm activities you will manage your carbon dioxide.
No till farming is not doing that, says Gary