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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.

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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.

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Understanding the black gold of the earth – humus.

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Humus is a stabilized fraction of organic matter and is a general term referring to a heterogeneous mixture of different humic substances.

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.

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.

Did you eat today, then thank a farmer!

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South Africa has a population of around 59 million people. Of this population, there are only around 40 thousand commercial farmers. This means that each farming unit provides food for around 1475 people. Now that is a lot of mouths to feed!

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Cover crops – restoring soil

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Cover crops are one of many mechanisms that can help shift agriculture from destructive and sick to regenerative and healthy.