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
The controversial Organic Products Bill, which proposes one standard for certification controlled by MPI, is currently with the Select Committee after a First Reading and following Submissions. Continue reading Opinions on the Organic Products Bill
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?
Philippa Jamieson discusses why we just don’t need GE in New Zealand following the recent report by the Royal Society Te Aparangi calling for ”an overhaul of gene-technology regulations and wide public discussion”. Continue reading No GE is Needed: Article by Philippa Jamieson
Originally a dairy farm, the Harris’s now graze heifers from three other organic farms, as well as their own herd of Red Devon beef cattle Continue reading The Harris’s Wickton Red Devons
This Guardian article asks the question of how we will be able to handle the projected 50% increase in food production needed to feed the world by 2050. Continue reading Feeding an Expanding Population
“I never actually like to call myself an organic farmer… I liked to be considered a good farmer.” John Butler Continue reading Video: How Organic Farming Started
From matter and nitrogen, to microbes and fungi, and the all important carbon, this article about organic farming by Rodale is a MUST read… Continue reading 10 Ways Organic Improves Soil Health