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In 1893 “Bread from Stones” was written by Julius Hensel and is recognised as the first book to raise the awareness to farmers of their options available to them.
In 1893 “Bread from Stones” was written by Julius Hensel and is recognised as the first book to raise the awareness to farmers of their options available to them. Despite the book being written over hundred and 14 years ago..
When you know and accept this, you can learn how to control insects without the use of toxic sprays. A worldwide revolution in agriculture occurred in 1975 when Dr Phil Callahan published his book “Tuning into Nature”
Then why do plants yellow? Plants yellow from a number of reasons. It is poorly understood that yellowing is most likely caused by a number of nutrient deficiencies. In fact one or more of 8 missing nutrients can cause plant yellowing.
Are you farming solely to produce food and make a profit somehow or are you farming to produce food and make a profit and to create and be part of a healthy, sustainable future? Once again this time of the year rural publications…
When farmers observe some fundamentals that really work for them these observations often are not treated seriously by their fellow farmers. They get comments like: Where is the scientific proof? If that was so, why aren’t more farmers doing it? Etc.
Are you aware that without soil fungi and bacteria the continuous natural cycle of life would not be assured?
Fungi and bacteria are the primary recyclers of nutrients in the soil, decomposing complex organic compounds and returning their minerals to the soil the next generation of plants and animals. So what should you be doing to look after them?
Did you know that a single tablespoon of healthy soil might contain over a billion beneficial soil microbes!!!
In a healthy soil there are literally hundreds and hundreds of species of soil bacteria, soil fungi, and many other microscopic soil organisms. The problem is that most of the soils that have been farmed conventionally…
Bacteria is absolutely essential to all life above the ground as we know it in this world. Our world is calculated to be 4.6 billion years old and the oldest fossilised bacteria which has been found was in Australia and is about 3.5 billion years old.
Let’s look at some basics of how the plants and soils function which get overlooked in main stream agriculture. A plant consists mainly of products that come from above the soil – that is from the atmosphere or the cosmos.
Is Your Farm a Factory or a Biological Organism and as such Part of the Environment in which You Live?
Are you farming solely to produce food and make a profit Or are you farming to produce food, make a profit and to create and be part of a healthy, sustainable future?
If all farmers would only realize that the aim of agribusiness is to create loyal customers and have farmers using their products for life then farmers may look beyond the ever ready “solutions” these companies always seem to provide.
Men are Anxious to Improve their Circumstances but are Unwilling to Improve Themselves, They Therefore Remain Bound
Most farmers want to improve their farm and are constantly on the search for better ways of farming, not only to get more profits but also to look good to their neighbours. Let’s face it, everyone knows if your crops…
On speaking with many conventional farmers the No. 1 fear that stops change is that taking any steps from traditional practices will lead to loss of production inferior in quality and to loss of cash flow.
At Farming Secrets we continually find farmers whose methods and practices are ahead of the current technology. In
many cases they are disparaged as what they are doing has not been proved by science that it works!
Chefs Follow a Tradition that Goes Back for Centuries when Foraging for Edible Wild Plants to Enrich their Menus
Unlike most of us who disparage weeds as unwelcome guests in our gardens (and paddocks), (many chefs have) quite a taste for them – literally.
Due to the rising costs of oil, in the form of fertilisers and pesticides, in the distances produce travels from farm to plate and in the energy it takes to process it, farming has the potential to go through the greatest…
If you are achieving your goals in this area you are what we would term an innovative and thinking industry leader. You would have developed practices that not only increase healthy soil biology…
We all have different belief systems which are formed within our family and reinforced by our education, our communities and the media as we grow up. As we develop we learn to trust in authority and people who are older…
Fertile soil may become more important to land values than oil or minerals in the ground. Some say it is already a strategic asset on a par with oil.
Studies have shown that conventional arable farming operations in England consume some 17,000 litres of fossil fuels embodied in fertilisers per 100 hectare of land each year. Worldwide, 90 million tonnes of mineral oil or natural gas are processed…
A highly active and complex soil life is essential to grow produce of optimum quality, naturally nutrient dense and balanced. It is becoming increasingly obvious that soils, due mainly to current farming systems…
Recently we have been researching local Community Support Agriculture (CSA) groups to find out how they operate successfully. There are a growing handful of farmers who are selling locally…
Recently we have been speaking with farmers who are very interested in finding out how to dictate to the market the prices that would justify a fair return for their produce. There are a handful of farmers…