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It is important for all small landholders to do a water budget when making a decision on the number of animals to run on your property.
Don’t send water and fertiliser dollars down the drain. When it comes to irrigation systems, one size does not fit all.
As a landholder it is important to plan ahead for the coming season.
Accurate soil tests allow small landholders to maximise the health of their soils and make sound decisions about fertiliser management to ensure crops and pastures are as productive as possible.
Chickens can be a great asset to any small landholding. They provide eggs, produce fertiliser, control insects and weeds, eat kitchen scraps and loosen soil while scratching.
Selling direct to consumers is an opportunity perfect for small producers as it increases the possibility of receiving a higher return.
Acidic soils cause significant losses in production, restricting crop and pasture choice. Acidic soil, particularly in the subsurface, will restrict root access to water and nutrients.
The use of spray technology to control weeds, pests and diseases is widespread and is often heralded as the easiest option.
Soil erosion looks unsightly and greatly compromises the sustainability and profitability of your farm. Managing soil to minimise erosion is essential.
The swarming process is part of the natural reproductive life cycle of honey bee colonies.
Bees are becoming more of a problem because of the extension of residential areas into native bushland and the increase in the number of swimming pools, which attract bees, particularly in hot weat
The genetic potential of pigs can have a major influence on the productivity and profitability of a pig enterprise.
Pigs encounter humans in varying degrees on farm and at the abattoir. The consequence of pigs being handled negatively before slaughter is a reduction in pork quality.
Beekeeping can be a rewarding hobby, but there are many things you need to consider if you are planning on establishing and managing beehives.
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Any tree that can sprout suckers from its roots at a considerable distance from the parent plant may cause problems, both where it grows and in adjacent properties
Coastal brown ants (Pheidole megacephala), also called big-headed ants, are a major nuisance ant species in Western Australia. They are an urban pest and are often seen in lawns and in bri
Looking to buy a small rural property? Have you thought about the time, money and effort needed to manage it?
Well-designed and constructed fences are essential infrastructure on any property. Without quality fencing, maintaining livestock can be a real headache.
Nitrogen (N) deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in wheat.