Soil biology eats at the high table first, if they cannot get their energy fix, they will take it from the soil carbon and away from the plants. How is it possible to achieve high production without the use of excessive nitrogen?
Biological/Regenerative Agriculture, why the void of knowledge?
Why give in to mediocrity? When we can do so much more. Don lays down the law on a transition to Biological Farming and asks for a paradigm shift in knowledge from bankers, farm advisors and educators.
A system thinking approach takes the relationship between a problem and its cause. A valuable tool in making our farming more resilient and profitable. Are we too narrow minded, linear in our approach? Don gives his thoughts on a positive change in mindset.
Understanding our role as farmers in mitigating climate change and improving the storage of stable soil carbon. How do we do this? Don provides his FIVE top tips for improving soil health with regenerative farming.
We explain how Top Soils can help provide a complete systems approach to Biological farming in June’s edition of Guardian Farming. Don Hart explains how he is improving carbon storage, crop yields and animal health at Springfield Estate.
How to achieve high performance agriculture? – the answer starts in the soil. Don Hart explains how changing your farming practices and mindset can really start to improve soil biology and allow the crops to express their full yield potential.
Introducing diversity helps to drive soil health! By providing a balanced soil with nutrition from sustainable fertilisers, farmers can establish various cover crop ‘cocktails’ to help improve the yield and quality of their crops. Read more in July’s edition of Guardian Farming.
In December’s issue of Guardian Farming, Mary Ralston gives a brief update of the soil fertility field demonstration near Methven. Conventional, synthetic fertiliser practices next to our Albrecht-Kinsey method of biological farming. Take a look at the difference in clover populations…
Humate and humic substances – Pathway to sustainability
Don Hart explains how humification works and the benefits of humic substances within our soils. How does nitrogen burn up soil humus? Can we mix humates with nitrogen to improve its utilisation? What about phosphorus and calcium? Read more in June’s edition of the Guardian Farming.