Understanding evapotranspiration better

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Transpiration depends on evaporation, therefore factors affecting the rate of evaporation also affect the rate of transpiration.

Soil fungi connections

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Soil fungi increase security, awareness, and knowledge for those connected to them. Any soil management action that results in the breakage of these connections, such as tillage and fungicides, destroys the entire nerve system of the soil thus isolating plants and soil organisms from each other.

Effluent pond

Dairy effluent management: Disposal of waste or valuable nutrients?

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Effluent may be a waste product generated on dairy farms, but it can be a valuable resource when disposed of correctly and in the right places.

Effective field management, herbicide usage and cover crops to suppress weeds.

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Weeds are a nuisance but through effective field management, herbicide usage, and cover crops they can be controlled.

Data and technology

Has data and technology become a crutch?

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Facing a drier future

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Global warming has had a drastic impact on nature and one of its biggest hits has been on water availability. Of all the water on earth, 2.5% is fresh water and only 1% is available for use.

Hands in soil

What is soil that works for you?

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Attaining soils that are working for you is a process. It starts with figuring out where your soils currently are. This will determine the next steps.

Healthy soils

Minimise soil disturbance and build soil health.

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Physical soil disturbances are a well-documented and well-understood concept; however, we underestimate the disturbances that result from chemical and biological processes.

protozoa and bacteria graphic

Protozoa and protozoa tea

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What are protozoa? Protozoa are microbes beneficial to soil health. They help to cycle nutrients such as nitrogen as well as attract earth worms. Find here instructions to make your own protozoa tea to inoculate the soil.

Old farming methods

What is it worth not to change?

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Can we afford not to change when we look beyond the individual farm and look at the entire agricultural industry and the way food is produced? What will it cost environmentally, and long-term economically, if we do not change?