As Rod said, come the stress seasons, the very dry years or very wet years, that’s way you start to notice that the vitality of the plants could sustained the vicissitudes of weather. When you got the chemical stuff, they’re so dependent on the chemical that any extreme in weather put some under extreme stress.
So it was 2008, you said it was very wet year. You are able to pull through, where lot of people didn’t. And that’s a really big thing. If you can have a crop when no one else does, that’s huge. And in wool, there is one guy in one of these seasonal changes when they had rain after draught, everyone in the district has broken wool, his wasn’t. So, these are major pluses that come along every now and again. But as Rod said, you don’t do it, you expect your cost will be less there will be about the same, but your output will be more regular, and of a higher quality.
And therefore you can actually establish stabile markets, because there is more and more markets out there looking for stability in quality, as well as production.
I got one sort of thing to add to that, was in 2008, when we do get that extremely wet season. We watched for 3 weeks to the point where after 3 weeks seeing it next door, we did see it arrived in our vineyard. So, we did get Danny, that was 3 weeks, and 3 weeks in advantage could be a time needed to pick the fruit, and have it all into the flammating wets. But when it showed in our vineyard, it show on this wine, and that wine, and this wine over here, but when this has been managed with chemicals, what happens with Danny in vineyard, it actually takes off.
So, what was happening, was evident that was actually we got it, but it wasn’t spreading. And actually we managed to control it by making up a compost tea, that had a known species of fungus that actually on Danny’s farm. And it was really the bionomic head that sort of made us somehow work out a way of finding this resort. So, the thought of managing Danny with the fungus tea is pretty, you just don’t have that sort of head on, when you sort know you’re going by a drum of something that will sort of a new place to follow you.
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