The Rise and Rise of the Australian Organic Market

We are currently seeing a rapid rise of interest in organic farming, particularly in fresh fruit and vegetable production. This is similar to what was seen in California twenty years ago. Large-scale conventional farmers started allocating a proportion of their land to organics so they could satisfy the market demand. They found that they could…

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Soil Health Sustainable Farming Solutions

The Conversation Turns To Soil Health and Crop Stress

Farmers have always been concerned about their soil and the longevity of their farming practices. More recently they’ve been focused on soluble crop nutrition, agricultural chemicals and crop protection. Increasingly new priorities are coming into focus. Soil health is certainly one of those emerging areas. Crop stress is another. As producers, we’ve been pretty good…

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What Is Crop Stress And Why Does It Matter?

At times through a growing season, plants, whether it be a tree, or a vegetable crop or a cereal crop, are going to come under a stress that’s primarily environmental, often heat or frost. Stress can also be caused by too much disease or too much pest attack. We refer to the collective impact of…

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