Archive for August, 2011

Shifting Paradigms – Navigating the Brave New World of Biology

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

biological-farmingColin Hamilton and his partner, Beverley, have embarked on a journey of discovery. They farm 3000 acres near Narromine, in the central west of NSW. They have cropped cereals, cotton and legumes on the farm for the past fifteen years using the standard range of farm chemicals and acid fertilisers. After attending seminars by some of the leaders in the burgeoning biological agriculture movement, Col decided to initiate changes on his farm. (more…)

Seven Productive Synergies – Part 2

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

In the second part of this two part feature we will look at the relationship between biology, soil food, compost, soil promotants and humates in our quest for productive combinations. (more…)

Seven Productive Synergies – Part 1

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Nutrition FarmingĀ® is more about insight than inputs. It is a knowledge-based approach where the aim is to reduce inputs through smarter farming and increased sustainability. This often involves synergies where certain combinations optimise outcomes and knowledge of these synergies can be the key to success with this approach. In this article I will highlight seven key combinations. (more…)