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Drought – Aid from Humic Acid and Microbes

Presented to Grower Groups – Australia, South Africa, United States By Gary Murdoch-Brown It has been well documented that any worthwhile drought management strategy employs the following factors: Capture a high percentage of rainfall (infiltration) Maximise water storage in the soil (water holding capacity) Efficiently recover the water (plant roots) It is in this context […]

Congratulations – Cotton Growers of the Year

We thought we would take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of this year’s cotton grower of the year Brett Corish, Corish Management Pty Ltd, ‘Mundine’, Goondiwindi, Qld and AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year, Bernie Bierhoff, Farm Manager at Avondale Ag, Rowena, NSW We have been lucky to work with Brett and Bernie for more […]

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 […]