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Bovine anaemia due to Theileria orientalis group (BATOG) is a disease of cattle that is caused by the blood parasite Theileria orientalis and spread by the bush tick (Haemaphy
The quality of any new pasture will be a reflection of the time and preparation you devote to establishment.
Many Western Australians are drawn to the alpaca's versatility and the low impact they have on the natural environment.
Cattle can be personally and financially rewarding but before getting into beef, small landholders need to consider whether themselves, their family and their farm are ready for a full-time bovine
Two control timings were investigated to control weeds in fencelines, once early in the year with a good residual and a knockdown, followed by another one later in the season (after the seeding and
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.
During autumn and spring, yellow, grey or brown masses of slimy, frothy, or powdery material may suddenly appear on lawns, mulch, and low-growing plants.
As a landholder it is important to plan ahead for the coming season.
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.
Don’t send water and fertiliser dollars down the drain. When it comes to irrigation systems, one size does not fit all.
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.
Information on the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods and the labelling of GM food in Australia.
Soil erosion looks unsightly and greatly compromises the sustainability and profitability of your farm. Managing soil to minimise erosion is essential.
Looking to buy a small rural property? Have you thought about the time, money and effort needed to manage it?
Do you run, or intend to run, a small agrifood business? Have you taken a step back lately and really considered how your business is performing?
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
Seed dressing and in-furrow fungicides contain active ingredients for the control or suppression of seed-borne diseases and some fungal root rots in cereal crops.
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