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Making a business case for sustainable dairy production

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The purpose of this business case is to investigate the association between the economic and environmental facets of sustainability related to milk production on dairy farms in South Africa.

Nedbank Webinar

Webinar – The financial benefit of a more sustainable approach to dairy production

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Join us for this exciting webinar on the 1st of September 2021.

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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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.

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?

Tapping into the tons of nitrogen above the soil

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Nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil provide an opportunity for farmers to tap into the huge amounts of nitrogen which are just sitting in the atmosphere, waiting to be unlocked.

Why not compost?

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Nothing should ever be viewed as “waste” on the farm. Organic waste can be converted into compost that helps improve the farms soil life and fertility.