Friday, 01 March 2024
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Organic on the next level

Organic on the next level

Busch Organics at Hillside has taken out the prestigious  Chairman's Award at the Australian Organic Industry Awards (2022). A humble Kane Busch, a fourth generation vegetable farmer, told Primary Producer "it's nice to be recognised". "There's so many people that I work beside, the rest of my family (Kane's brothers Matt and Damien, and father Chris) and all the incredible workers we have,...
Stay on top of your grass

Stay on top of your grass

The unusually wet spring has resulted in perfect growing conditions for a couple of pasture species, the sometimes-maligned kikuyu, and the always-love-to-hate African Lovegrass. Kikuyu is flourishing at the moment, showing lush leaf growth and producing runners to enable the plants to spread across bare ground (and up shed walls, where applicable!) Kikuyu is regarded by some farmers as a pest...
Tackling resistance

Tackling resistance

The sheep worm, Barber’s Pole, is set to continue wreaking havoc again this season given wet humid conditions that allow the worm to thrive.  A recent information day about combatting Barber’s Pole and drench resistance was well received in the Buchan and Gelantipy districts, with 20 farming businesses represented at the two sites. The Buchan Recovery Discussion Group, organised by local...
A Spring showcase

A Spring showcase

In three short years, the volunteer, farmer-operated Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG), has progressed from a four-hectare cereal variety trial to more than 100 hectares, numerous trials and a vast amount of momentum and excitement in its ranks. Last Thursday’s Spring Field Day showcased everything from the effect chicken litter can have on soil to worm burdens in sheep, fertiliser options and...
Distilling with a smile

Distilling with a smile

East Gippsland can now boast its own gin distillery thanks to the forethought of a bright young couple. Logan’s Micro Distillery is presently under construction in Tambo Upper but that hasn’t stopped Nastassia and Jordan Bennett from producing their gins, vodkas and liqueurs from temporary containers set up on their picturesque 20 acre property situated on the river.  Since relocating to...
Rye demo at spring field day

Rye demo at spring field day

Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) trials what its farmer members want to see. An incredibly wet string of seasons has presented challenges for farm-ers and that is reflected in the trials and demonstrations at the Gipps-land Research Farm on Bengworden Road. Among the paddock demonstra-tions and interesting pasture, crop, livestock and soil information at the upcoming Spring Field Day...

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