“As farmers, we are stewards of the land. It is our responsibility to ensure that as caretakers we treat it with respect and leave it in a better condition for future generations” – Bonnen Biggs, Suiderland Farm
At Trace & Save we believe in placing integrity to our claims of addressing sustainability on farms. One of the ways we do this is by using the concept of measured agricultural sustainability using the SWAN system.
The use of flow meters can be used as a water conservation tool? Read this blog to find out how.
I really do believe we should be focussing on improving the manner in which animal production is done, focussing on supporting farmers which implement positive practices, rather than just blanketing the whole industry as terrible for the environment and writing it off.
Is our water resources really under the amount of pressure that media headlines make it out to be? Read this blog to find out for yourself.
I am a strong advocate for the responsible use of natural resources for productive and efficient commercial agriculture. When it comes to nitrogen, this means exploring alternative sources to purely relying on chemical fertilisers.
We all know that in order to get different results, you need to do something differently. You cannot expect to get different results if you carry on doing the same things over and over again. The first key to achieving healthy soils is in changing your mindset.
Each percentage increase in soil carbon results in 230 818 more litres of water stored per hectare. That is a massive amount of water. Increasing soil carbon levels is therefore a key factor to improving water use efficiency on farms.
I am not asking anyone to completely change their diet, but rather to consider making adjustments to the way we buy and eat.
I think the concept of soil life can be challenging for some farmers, as it is not something that they can see. They can’t see the actual organisms we are speaking about, and they can’t see the direct benefit that they provide.
Meet the cool, calm and collected Jacobus from Rosenhof farm. I caught up with him to learn more about his passion for farming and the success they have had on the farm over the years.
Have you ever considered the environmental impact of electricity use? Read this blog to find out how you can reduce your electricity usage and lower your environmental impact.
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