Following up on our last webinar with Paul Daly on EM, we’ll be looking at how to brew and multiply Effective Micro-organisms, including footage from the time the Topp Twins filmed a segment about it on our farm. Continue reading WEBINAR: Topp Country and Brewing Effective Microorganisms
As the name suggests the micro-organisms are effective and to their credit they are very effective in many environments. We use them for fertilizer, teat spray, disinfectant, on fruit trees, on the vegetable garden, to heal a dog’s lesion, cure a cold sore on my lip, as a drench for sick animals and in water troughs as a tonic. Continue reading WEBINAR: Effective Micro-Organisms (EM)
Today I attended MPI’s Organic Products Bill workshop in Whangarei. Only two of us were there alongside five MPI representatives. The attendance was very poor to say the least, but honestly the time spent was informative on both sides and very encouraging. Continue reading Chair’s Report on MPI Organic Bill Workshop
Here are the dates for the remaining MPI Huis and Workshops being held to discuss the proposed Organic regulations and hear the views of Organic Farmers, and others involved in the field. If you can go, please do as time is running out. Continue reading Remaining Dates of MPI Huis and Workshops on the Proposed Organic Regulations
In the ideal organic regime everything is balanced, the pests are no longer pests and disease no longer exists. The realization of establishing the above environment is it takes time, and lots of it. It also involves a lot of trial and errors that can be expensive. In our next webinar, we’ll be looking at forms of organic pest control with Tanya and Scott from UPL. Continue reading WEBINAR: Organic Pest Control
Why are we so uncomfortable? Because our livelihoods are at stake and we cannot afford higher costs as profit margins are already slim. Continue reading Organic Products Bill | A Message from the ODPG Chair
Humates have been around since the dawn of time and are seeing a renaissance in agricultural use. Humates are soft coal deposits that are carbon dense, rich in humic substances, including humic and fulvic acids, and are regarded by agronomists as one of the most important components in building soil fertility. Continue reading Humates, Soil Fertility and Organic Farming
From Biodynamic inputs to energizing the land, the webinar will provide some inspiring solutions. Host, Peter Bacchus has been involved in biodynamics for over 65 years. Continue reading Introduction to Biodynamics : Webinar with Peter Bacchus
Following on from our successful ODPG Conference, which pulled together a wealth of interesting speakers from academia, science and from the fields, our membership has been growing in leaps and bounds. If you’re not a member yet, it’s not too late to join us for the rest of 2020. The sooner you join, the more value you’ll get.
We also encourage and welcome Regenerative Farmers, Biological Farmers, and anyone who wants to find better ways to farm their land, however big or small. Continue reading Join Us for Advice, Support & Resources
Dr Selva Selvarajah, writing for the Otago Daily Times is a consumer with no attachment to organic farming, but who has been watching the industry with interest… Continue reading A Consumer asks : Can Organic Farming Deliver for New Zealand?