Getting to know your underground workforce – PROTISTS

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By Nicole Masters The protists do not fall into the bacteria, animal, plant or fungal categories. These microscopic organisms are loosely grouped by the presence of a nucleus and membrane. In evolutionary terms, these organisms represent the original ancestors of all living cells; your great, great, great…grandma or pa, which morphed...
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Detoxing from the agrarian cocaine – it’s not easy

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Eighteen months ago I bit the bullet and committed to converting our wee farm, Raumai iti, to regenerative practices. At the time I wrote a blog about why I was converting which got lots of attention. That blog had the added bonus of actually holding me to account, and helping me with...
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Talkin Soil Compaction

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Podcast with Nicole Masters, ‘Talkin After Hours with the Lower Blackwood LCDC’ hosted by Jo Wren and Kate Tarrant. “Compaction; we drill deep” Links: Apple podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talkin-after-hours-with-the-lower-blackwood-lcdc/id1506549056 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2rndlcG4WLEioXncIaPjD7 Website: https://lowerblackwood.com.au/talkin-after-hours-podcasts
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6 keys to successfully using biological stimulants

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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...
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Break it down

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An Excerpt from Nicole Masters book For the Love of Soil: In hotter and drier environments, it’s the ants and termites who fill the niche of earthworms. They are nature’s garbage collectors, taking organic materials into their homes, aerating soil and improving water cycles. By increasing water infiltration and...
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