Whether the goal is to get a lush green lawn or a productive crop field, it’s essential to get to know these household names: lime and fertiliser. Lime and fertilisation are both important for farmers. Lime alters the soil pH, which in turn helps to reduce acidity levels. It also makes nutrients more available to […]
THE Miles family at Kotupna has an efficient and sustainable way to take care of about 6000 cubic metres of straw and manure each year.
The straw and manure, a by-product of the family's 1000-sow piggery and 400-head capacity cattle feedlot, is re-used on the property by being broadcast as compost over paddocks and worked into the soil.
It's a practice they have been using successfully for years, but just recently the job of spreading the compost was made much easier with the purchase of a Jeantil manure spreader. […]