Can your soil have too much organic matter?

Can your soil have too much organic matter?

Five years I was asked to help investigate problems on a farm where the son had taken over a few years before and had been moving away from a plough-based system into organic manure applications, a minimum tillage regimen, and was considering cover crops. He...
Matching cultivation strategy to soil type

Matching cultivation strategy to soil type

I have long been advocating the imperative to match cultivation strategy to soil type as in the schematic below. The photographs later in this article highlight this concept really well. They certainly demonstrate what the cost is of implementing inappropriate...
Communicating with your dog

Communicating with your dog

Ever had the feeling that you are just not on the same wavelength as your dog, and wondered why? Your dearly beloved doesn’t want for anything. And yet still does exactly what it wants, which is not what you want! A few apt words from the chorus of Spandau...