soil in hands

The goose that lays the golden egg

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Does your maximum production approach affect your ability to produce well into the future? This blog discusses some principles for a sustainable approach to farming that can be applied daily.

Farmers who focus on soil health are happier

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One of the pillars of sustainability is social welfare. An aspect of social welfare that I think receives little focus is the well-being of farmers.

Pasture-based dairy: what is possible?

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I am challenging farmers to think differently about how their farm systems are set up, especially in terms of their reliance on concentrates and fertiliser inputs. There is an alternative approach to the current convention.

Green pasture

Growing pasture with minimal nitrogen fertiliser

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How low have farmers been able to come with nitrogen fertiliser rates, while still maintaining optimal pasture growth?

Intercropping maize and beans

Stacking enterprises: The next level of sustainability

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Stacking enterprises not only adds an extra stream of revenue but in most cases can reduce or eliminate certain expenses.

Windmills grasslands

Is agriculture a renewable industry?

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Agriculture has not always been a destructive, extractive process. Regenerative agriculture is the solution, providing a renewable source of food.

Cows in field

A non-farmers guide to how livestock can help the environment

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I encourage you to think about farming from a restorative versus destructive, rather than a livestock versus plant-based perspective.

Dealing with the weed problem

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Weeds are a real nuisance. Dealing with them can be a mission. Read this blog to explore how to tackle this issue on your farm.