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How to keep your stock safe from Mycoplasma bovis

Posted by Sam Searle on Jun 27, 2018 12:59:28 PM

 

Farming is not for the faint-hearted. If you can’t cope with the uncertainty of having Mother Nature as a business partner, best find a nice desk job somewhere.

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Topics: Pest & Disease Control

How To Spread Slug Bait Effectively For Greatest Protection Of Crops & Pasture

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 9, 2018 4:20:54 PM

 

Slug bait is regarded & proven to be the most effective method for controlling slugs in pasture & cropping situations. It's important you know how to spread it effectively in order to get the best coverage & results to afford your crops the maximum protection. Spread methods, spread patterns, and knowing the real application rates are all important factors to ensure the job is done properly.

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Topics: Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management

How To Prevent Slug Damage To Pasture & Crops

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 21, 2018 2:03:00 PM

 

Damage to pastures & crops by slugs is a great cost to farmers if they are not managed & kept under control, to the point of having devastating effects. 

 

The threat of slug damage is great at anytime of the year, however their numbers are greatest during spring, declining over summer then increase again in Autumn when weather conditions become favourable for them. Slugs will still be active during summer in areas with high rain fall that provides wet soils.

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Topics: Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management