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How Using Mulch Reduces Your Use of Fertiliser and Improves Soil

As crops grow, they absorb nutrients from the soil, effectively removing compounds of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, from the soil. When crops are harvested and taken away for processing, the fields are left bereft of nutrients. Livestock also reduces soil quality through grazing. Nutrients and energy are transferred from the ground into the grass that […]

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Mulching vs Spraying: Which Farming Method is More Effective?

What is Spraying? ‘Spraying’ refers to method used by farmers to protect their crops from pests. They spray chemical insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides in a controlled and focused process. Farmers don’t have a barrel labeled ‘pesticides’ that goes on anything and everything. Farmers use specific chemicals labeled for very specific uses and at very specific […]

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Mulching for Viticulture and Olive Orchards

The Benefits of Mulching for Viticulture and Olive Orchards

The Australian Viticulture and Olive Industries are in a strong position, with highly skilled growers, who are continually updating their agriculture knowledge and adopting innovative technologies and practices. Growers are looking at the best way to improve the quality of their produce, manage pests, resources and the land by implementing technologies to increase efficiency. Mulching […]

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Murrumbateman Field Day – 40th Anniversary Yass Valley 2018

Southern Cross Ag Machinery is Exhibiting with Semco This week Southern Cross Machinery will be exhibiting at the Murrumbateman Field Day with Semco. On the 20th & 21st October, 500 exhibitors will assemble on 40 acres and host 22,000 people. The Murrumbateman Field Day is one of the region’s premier events and the flagship annual [...]
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mulching and composting in macadamia farms

The Benefits of Mulching & Composting in Macadamia Farms

Macadamia growers aim to provide consumers with the highest quality macadamias at competitive prices, using innovative techniques and drawing on their valuable knowledge. To do this successfully, a committed approach to wholistic and sustainable agriculture is needed. For the industry to be sustainable, farmers are encouraged to learn how to use available natural resources in [...]
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Should Sports Grounds and Open Spaces be Mulched or Slashed?

Sports Grounds – should they be mulched or slashed? There are many reasons why sports grounds and public open spaces should be mulched rather than slashed. Mulching reduces weeds and unwanted plants, over time eliminating the need for pesticides. This is important from a health perspective, as sports and public grounds are used by children […]

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Top Tips for Farmers' Markets Success

Top Tips for Farmers’ Market Success and the Growth of the Local Food Movement

The local food movement is gaining popularity in Australia. With more people demanding better quality, better tasting and more ethically produced food. Farmers’ Markets are therefore growing in popularity too. They allow producers and consumers to deal directly cutting out the big supermarket chains. Giving customers an opportunity to get to know the farmer and […]

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