You don’t know what you don’t know until you know that you don’t know it
– Donald Rumsfeld
Are the chemicals we use a friend or foe?
I find this is a question that is very hard to answer. You see I grew up on a farm in North-West NSW where we did a lot of work with best practice farming (or what I was told was best practice).
- We always tried to use as little chemical or drenches as possible.
- I ran drench effectiveness trials and always treated stock early in the season to avoid playing catch up when parasite populations exploded.
- Sprayed weeds when they were small to reduce the rates of chemical that were needed
- Always take into consideration withholding periods of both pasture and stock.
- Went to as many field days and talks as I could etc, etc.
These were all good ways to learn as much as I could about new products and new techniques. However, it has left me thinking about who is the driving force behind most of these educational events. All too often it is a big chemical company that is footing the bill for all this information and as much as it is good, they have a huge vested interest.
With the research we are doing we are learning more and more about less and less.
Are these additives helping our soil and are they worth the investment?
We have been doing trial work with our farmers.
Testing what is happening in their soil and using energy remedies to release chemicals and improve soil and plant health.
If your stock animals or pastures aren’t in top condition, give us a call and have a chat about how we can help you with cost-effective, natural healing solutions for the sustainable future of your property.