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Running the Farm : Farm upkeep

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A simple headbale you can make yourself.

Its not the time to be complacent with your young trees especially in these warm conditions. Here’s a few tips:

When earth dams leak, you first have to find out where the water is escaping.

Fertiliser is the most expensive input on most farms – so you can’t afford to make mistakes or get ripped off through ignorance.

As the lot sizes are smaller than in the past your neighbours are closer than ever, therefore what you do directly impacts on your neighbours.

Soils are a farmer’s most valuable resource so every effort should be made to keep them in good physical and biological health.

Trees will enhance the value of any property - big farm, small farm, lifestyle block, public park, roadside.

Producing electricity from the biogas that comes off farm ponds is almost a piece of cake.

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