Many land managers transitioning to regenerative agriculture become interested in applying bio-stimulants to bring life back into their system. There are some simple options to explore in this realm that can suddenly have us excited about farming again. It is SO much more fun than spending our days applying...Read More: 6 keys to successfully using biological stimulants
Fire is a fast-moving disaster, unlike the slow burn of drought it can catch us off guard and can destroy what you have taken years, if not a lifetime, to create in just minutes. With fires burning in so many parts of our planet this year the challenge of...Read More: After the fire: recovering, redesigning and rebuilding
At 22 I moved to London, with no experience of urban or community living other than a few months in Nelson, a small town at the top of the South Island and a short stint in a Hare Krishna community. Not exactly good preparation for big city life. The...Read More: Stress! Creating an environment for animal performance.
Step by step instructions for a soil infiltration test I’ve been fortunate over the past few months to visit some of New Zealand’s most panoramic farms, assessing soil health and identifying areas which are putting a drag on farm performance and quality. One of the most simple and telling...Read More: Does your soil sip, or slump and spill?
What would it mean to your enterprise if your soils were warmer in winter and cooler in summer? Money in the pocket as your growing seasons increase perhaps? Producers I work with commonly report earlier grass growth and longer milking/growing seasons as their soil health improves. There are two...Read More: The soil thermostat
I get alot of queries about the use of refractometers and the value of Brix, so here is an overview: REFRACTOMETER THE ESSENTIAL TOOL The planet as we know has been made possible through the action of tiny solar factories located inside plant cells. It may sound farfetched, but...Read More: The Use of Refractometers