The Scientific Validity of Organics

“Methods of agriculture can be classed as being scientifically informed – they use scientific knowledge to inform their philosophy. For example, there is a huge amount of scientific information about the harm done to people and our planet from agricultural technologies such as nitrogen fertilisers, pesticides, cultivation and monocultures. Organics takes this information and decides to limit or prohibit the use of these technologies due to the harm they cause.” Dr Charles Merfield (Stuff.co.nz) Continue reading The Scientific Validity of Organics

ODPG WEBINAR: Soil, Cows and Carbon

To help make sense of how carbon fits within our farming systems, Phyllis Tichinin – soils consultant, eco-nutritionist and former organic dairy support farmer – will be joining me for this webinar. The main focus will be on the connection between fertiliser applications, pasture qualities, methane emissions and soil carbon. Continue reading ODPG WEBINAR: Soil, Cows and Carbon