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    Nitrate poisoning: What not to do

    15 February 2021

    I often get asked the question, how do you prevent nitrate poisoning? My answer is always the same. Don’t wait until you see the signs, it will be too late. Nitrate poisoning can happen within one to two hours after eating excessive plant nitrates and once poisoned it’s really hard to reverse the problem. That’s why prevention is the key.

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    Leadership in disruption

    15 February 2021

    In a world of rapid change and disruption, visible and effective leadership provides both an anchor to stabilise conditions and a compass to provide direction.

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    Your soils – a cornucopia of nutrients?

    15 February 2021

    Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the soils on your farm provided an endless supply of nutrients that you never had to supplement with any fertiliser? Imagine your farm was a highly productive and resilient enterprise producing highly nutritious, healthy plant and animal products, with little environmental impact, while profitably sustaining your family and local community. Unfortunately, this utopian vision and reality do not always align.

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    Elementary essentials #3: Potassium (K)

    15 February 2021

    The metallic element potassium (K) is the 19th element in the periodic table and is one of the 19 elements essential for life in all higher plants and animals on planet Earth. Potassium makes up about 2.6% of the earth’s crust and is the seventh most abundant element in the crust. The human body contains about 0.2% K, the eighth most abundant element in the body.

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