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Spring menace can be foiled with IPM

It's the run up to spring in Australia and this signals acceleration of insect activity. We need to check temperatures, especially daily minimums, because as these rise, so do pest numbers. Dont rush to chemical methods to control aphids, scale, mites and caterpillars, agrochemicals can poison your food and destroy beneficial insects like bees. Use insects…
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How quickly does a soil health program work?

This  is a burning question for most people starting out on a soil health program. The answer is "it depends"...a trademark response of one of my colleagues. This response is a frustrating tease on the face of it, but it is absolutely correct. There are many factors contributing to soil health and balancing all of…
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What is Soil Health

What is Soil Health? I'd say its the ability of a soil to provide much more than just support for a plant's root system. Many describe Soil Health as a three legged stool. To support the plant there must be balanced and adequate mineral support, a healthy physical environment and an active, diverse biological profile. Without…
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What is Agrisense

Agrisense is a small business based in the mid north coast of New South Wales focussing on plant nutrition, soil health and ultimately plant health. My name is Marc Percival. I run the business out of Raleigh Industrial Estate and visit farms, golf courses and gardens, sampling soils, plant material and assessing sites and crops, pastures…
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