Book review – Whitewash, the story of a weed killer

Book review – Whitewash, the story of a weed killer

Over the Christmas break I read a fascinating book by an investigative journalist named Carey Gillam. The title of the book was ‘WhiteWash.’ The story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science. Erin Brockovich writes: “Whitewash reads like a mystery...
Healthy Grass Growth

Healthy Grass Growth

Are you aware of how important what is happening under the ground is to promote healthy grass growth? During autumn, after the dry of summer, there should be an explosion of activity in bacteria and fungi. This is due to two things; higher soil moisture levels which...
The Dirt Doctor

The Dirt Doctor

One of the most rewarding components of my job is the interesting array of people I work with. A perfect case in point is an agricultural scientist by the name of Jim O’Gorman, otherwise known as the Dirt Doctor, Jim has a small property in Kakanui, just south of...
Benefits associated with biological farming

Benefits associated with biological farming

Biological farming benefits include a reduction of chemical inputs, suppression of weeds and pests, improved animal health and fertility, reduction in water usage and improved pasture and crop quality without loss of production. Although not apparent to the naked eye,...