Posts made in June, 2017


Trees and pasture productivity are rarely discussed in the same conversation, but farmers who think of trees as either shading out grass growth or taking away valuable grazing land are missing out on vital pasture productivity potential. The last couple of decades in farming has been led by the ‘green revolution’ and solutions that are sold in big white bags or plastic drums. As a Farm advisor working with leading soil scientists and...

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It seems to be generally accepted that an area of land is of a fairly set productive value. The thinking is that yields can only be increased by the addition of fertilisers or reseeding with more ‘productive’ grasses, otherwise the only way to increase livestock numbers – and therefore profits – is to buy or rent more land. Conservationists are focused on reducing stocking rates to increase biodiversity....

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