Frost is a low frequency, but high impact event. Just a few hours of below-freezing temperatures can devastate a crop.
With an industry downturn of 40%, it’s tough going for pig producers. But Edwina Beveridge of Blantyre Farms has built her business by recycling waste from the food chain and, yes, even the pigs themselves.
With 99% of the state covered by one of the three drought categories, farmers are doing all they can to protect livelihoods by putting into practice all they’ve learned from past dry times.
Olympia Yarger is an award-winning insect farmer. The founder and CEO of Canberra-based company Goterra, she is helping to redefine the world’s approach to waste management – producing an alternative livestock feed along the way.
Fourth-generation grazier Phillip Ridge has his eyes on the horizon, where he hopes 100km of exclusion fencing will revive the productivity of his land after years of relentless drought and rising grazing pressures in Western NSW.
As the government uses satellites to police native vegetation on NSW properties, we investigate how the new legislation is affecting farmers on the ground.
The alarming global decline in bee populations, coupled with a growing awareness about the crucial role these insects play in pollinating crops, has sparked a surge in demand for beekeeping courses.
The decision by the Gates family to swap from Merino sheep to rangeland goats has
reaped them financial rewards and improved the productivity of their land.
If the people of NSW really value biodiversity, it’s time they pick up the cheque, says North West farmer Oscar Pearse.
Everyone agrees we need to rid our rivers of European carp. But as the plan to release herpes into our waterways gets closer, the worry remains - will the public ever support the idea?