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Tag Archives: Pasture
If you find Nature fills any vacuum, for example weeds establish on bare ground OR Too much time, effort, money and energy goes into trying to control weeds and other pests OR A big part of the farm income is … Continue reading
If you find Input costs cut into profits before the crop is harvested OR You have an increased energy input in the form of fertilizers and fuels OR The cost of inputs is rising Then, Legumes can help you cut … Continue reading
If you find Inter-row weeds are hard to control OR Animals offer benefits but can cause problems — such as in vegetable gardens OR Orchard pests or ground covers get out of control OR There is more work than you … Continue reading
If you find Your soil is capped or crusted OR Livestock spread seeds OR Pastures get rank and new growth is shaded out OR There is more work than you seem to have time for Then, Give some of the … Continue reading
If you find Overgrazing happens one plant at a time OR Some animals return to regraze the same plant, almost the moment a new leaf appears ( such as a sheep, rabbit, horse or kangaroo) OR Any ground that is … Continue reading
If you find Livestock are selective and will graze what they want and leave what they don’t want OR Weeds build up in pastures OR It is important to keep livestock nutrition high, such as in dairying OR It is … Continue reading
If you find It is time for a rethink and a bit of space OR Taking any sort of break or rest seems impossible OR It’s hard to farm when you have flogged your soil or yourself near to death … Continue reading
If you find There are crop problems such as soil-borne diseases and deficiencies from a short rotation OR Stock leave weeds and overgraze the “good bits” Then, Allowing a longer gap may allow recovery. A shorter “on” time may allow … Continue reading
If you find Too much time, effort and energy goes into trying to control weeds and other pests OR A big part of the farm income is spent on pest control measures OR Tackling weeds head-on with chemicals just leads … Continue reading