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You’re Soils Health & The Tools Available

In modern agriculture there have been times through our industrial revolution that soil was forgotten and for many it was there just to hold a plant up. Even today, the debate continues on whether there is too much focus on developing plants on a GM level and not enough on soil health. The Driver of […]

Humic Acids – Just How Important Are They

Humic acid was first extracted from a peat bog by a German scientist in 1786. The rich, dark organic matter from which it was extracted was of much concern to early agriculture as it was originally believed to be the primary reason for plant growth. Since then, tens of thousands of research papers have been […]

Getting the Balance Right

Balance is probably one of the most important words in general life. Balance between work, family, your own time, saving and spending, exercise and rest and the many other factors in your life. Balance is also a key factor in agriculture and one that some would argue does not get enough focus. The Balance in […]

A Broader Approach

Should we as an industry be looking at a broader approach to nitrogen use efficiency? A few weeks ago we attended a field day to view a research project of different nitrogen fertiliser inhibitors of which Black Urea is one of them.  There are up to seven different products and each have different modes of […]

The Best of Both Worlds

Economic sustainability of any business is obviously key to long term survival.  Getting the best from any input into a business goes a long way to ensure this survival.  In farming, chemical and fertiliser are two big inputs that need to be getting the best results possible for farmers, but sometimes these inputs can be […]

Leaving the land better than how you found it

Many in the farming industry often ask, what is a farms biggest asset?  Obviously opinions vary, but is it soil, water, machinery or human resources?  Some would say a combination of all, but should it just be the old adage of “leaving the land better than how you found it”?  The more you travel to […]

Living to 150 – written by Christopher Joye of the Britta Champion

 Living to 150 will revolutionise markets, says David Sinclair Extending life expectancies to more than 150 years and radically reversing the ageing process – all possible in our lifetimes – will revolutionise the economy and markets, says Harvard geneticist David Sinclair. After a sensational Lunch with the AFR interview with Jemima Whyte, The Maverick column […]