Organics, sheep husbandry and fly strike
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Organics, sheep husbandry and fly strike

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2005 Author: Dr Michael Morris On conventional New Zealand farms fly strike is kept under control through a variety of means, including mulesing, tail docking, crutching and dagging sheep, and dipping and jetting with insecticides. The latter is not possible on organic farms, and other common techniques don’t fit well with…

Joint Venture into Vines
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Joint Venture into Vines

Organic NZ Magazine: November/December 2001 Author: Valerie Cowperthwaite A shared passion for wine and commitment to Organics has brought about an intriguing business partnership between Kingsley Tobin, award-winning winemaker, and John Hawkesby, late of TV news. Valerie Cowperthwaite talked to them both. (First printed in Soil & Health Nov/Dec 2000 issue.) When Kingsley Tobin came…

Towards a Sustainable Agriculture – The Living Soil Part 2
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Towards a Sustainable Agriculture – The Living Soil Part 2

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2001 Author: Lady Eve Balfour In the January issue, Lady Eve Balfour’s article outlined the early years of the organic movement and listed a number of reasons why chemical agriculture is doomed. This concluding section gives practical advice on caring for the soil and then looks at the aim of sustainable…