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Mulches Aren't Mulches - Written by Dan Willmann

Mulches Aren't Mulches - Written by Dan Willmann

Posted on Friday 4th September 2015

There are five important reasons to mulch. The first, and probably the most important, is for water conservation. Mulch stops the top of the soil drying out, keeps the soil moist, and can reduce watering by up to 75 per cent. Mulching also prevents weeds and weed seed germination, which compete with plants for moisture and nutrients. Mulching keeps the soil temperature constant, and using an organic mulch means you’re adding extra organic matter to the soil; so that's an added benefit. Lastly, mulching looks good. A garden well mulched can create consistent colour and coverage to what was bare ground.

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Hints on Rearing BOND Day Old Meat & Layer Chicks

Hints on Rearing BOND Day Old Meat & Layer Chicks

Posted on Thursday 10th April 2014

Hints and Tips on raising Day Old Chicks

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Performance Horses

Performance Horses

Posted on Monday 25th March 2013

An article produced by Dr. John Kohnke with information on Performance Horses.

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Summer Founder

Summer Founder

Posted on Monday 18th March 2013

An article produced by Dr. John Kohnke with information on Summer Founder.

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Summer Heat Alert

Summer Heat Alert

Posted on Friday 25th January 2013

An article produced by Dr. John Kohnke with information on Summer Heat which includes some helpful hints to keep your horse healthy and cool throughout summer

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Growing Potatoes

Growing Potatoes

Posted on Tuesday 11th December 2012

Growing potatoes is a rewarding activity that all levels of gardeners can master with a little time and patience.

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Slimming Down A Fat Horse

Slimming Down A Fat Horse

Posted on Monday 10th December 2012

An article produced by Dr. John Kohnke with helpful tips on slimming down fat horses.

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Fattening Up A Thin Horse

Fattening Up A Thin Horse

Posted on Monday 10th December 2012

An article produced by Dr. John Kohnke with helpful tips on fattening up thin horses.

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Paralysis Ticks

Paralysis Ticks

Posted on Monday 10th December 2012

They may be small, but they are prolific. The female paralysis tick is capable of laying up to 3,000 eggs. Tick poisoning in animals (especially pets) tends to peak in spring through to mid-summer.

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Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly

Posted on Thursday 22nd November 2012

Fruit flies are widely recognised as the world's worst economic pest of fruit. Apart from lowering production and making fruit inedible, their presence has severe consequences on trade to sensitive markets, both locally and internationally. (DPI,Victoria, 2010)

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Common Hoof Problems

Common Hoof Problems

Posted on Tuesday 31st July 2012

A great article on common hoof problems written by Dr John Kohnke.

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Posted on Monday 30th November -0001

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