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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
In summary, composts in soil management programmes (for horticulture): x Reduce nutrient leaching and consequent effects on water bodies... In summary, organic agriculture can provide yields similar to conventional agriculture using natural farm inputs in place of chemical fertilisers and sprays... The rots should be able to be minimised through good field practices, chemical control, gentle washing of carrots and keeping them cool and wet at all times...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The farms which work on high volume mostly use conventional methods with some alternative practices used such as green manure crops, cover crops and composted material... Their conventional production system uses holistic methods to ensure sustainable agriculture, including practices like compost at 4-5 tonnes per hectare per year spread over the fields, and six-year rotations as a minimum for vegetables... Many of the businesses using conventional methods realised the importance of soil health and the need to improve their soils to maintain current production...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Most lamb supplied to these supermarkets came from local UK producers but the majority of organic lamb was imported from New Zealand and it was found in most stores... I personally believe organic lamb will increase its share of the lamb market over the next few years as it becomes more readily available to the Japanese consumer... Growth particularly in the US of branded and value added is significant and a recent report suggests that branded and value added now dominates retail shelves...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... Our farming system had changed rapidly from one of mixed crop and livestock to intensive irrigated crop and I wanted to examine the importance of integrating livestock/pasture into a cropping system to ensure the long term productivity of our land... Although of limited success I believe these are important steps in educating the general public about how their food, fibre and increasingly energy are produced...
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