Irrigation Best Practices: Understanding Your Soils

First things first: Your irrigation practices will be dictated by the types of soil you use. Make sure you know the following about your soils: Crop and pasture suitability Crop frequency Capability for irrigation and drainage Potential for soil erosion Water holding capacity Infiltration rate/rate of application of water We highly recommend you record this […]

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How to manage Irrigation during a Dry Season

Given how hot and arid Australia is, you need to be ready to manage irrigation under dry circumstances. Our best advice: know your crop, know how it responds to periods of drought, and know what tools are available for irrigation management. How do Perennial Pasture Crops Deal with drought?   Perennial pastures are very sensitive […]

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7 Steps to Establish and Maintain Green Pasture

The Small Farms Guide Seeding our knowledge of helpful tips and tricks to farmers around the country. Any owner of a small farm who wishes to graze their animals on lush green pastures grasses should read this! The reason is that it’s not every day that you receive great advice on how to improve your […]

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Water You Waiting For?

The Small Farms Guide Water your waiting for. You know the “look” – the bone weary, dirt covered farmer braces his back with one hand and pushes his hat back with the other casting his gaze skyward at the lone cloud in the sky.  Hoping for rain, not just for his pastures and crops, but […]

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Techniques To Use For Better Harvests and Healthier Livestock

The Small Farms Guide Techniques To Use For Better Harvests and Healthier Livestock As the specialists in helping the small farmer become more efficient and more productive with their operation. greenPRO, as a division of Quik Corp, has spent decades building the right products for the backbone of the farming industry in Australia.  Truth be […]

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How does a Grass Seeder work?

The Small Farms Guide How Does A Grass Seeder Work? There’s a time and place for description.  Take, for example, movie titles.  You want to pique interest, and you want to set the tone.  You don’t want to give the entire plot away.  “Legends of the Fall” sounds expansive and leaves you wondering what it […]

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No-till Farming | To Till Or Not To Till?

The Small Farms Guide To Till or not to Till In the grand scheme of things, sooner or later, everything comes back into style.  In some cases, as we “rediscover” old ways or “forgotten” techniques, we realise that the improved version that we may have done for many years really wasn’t all that improved.  Don’t […]

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How to Get Six Times Faster On Your Property

The Small Farms Guide How To Get Six Times Faster On Your Property It’s a funny thing, growing up (or living for a long time) on a farm. You get used to doing lots of things with lots of different tools.  You also learn to use some tools in more “creative” ways because you can […]

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7 Reasons Why You Need A Travelling Irrigator

The Small Farms Guide 7 Reasons Why You Need A Travelling Irrigator? Let’s face it, nobody woke up today and said: “Today’s the day I’ll buy an Irrigator!” No, that decision is made from experience and time, not by the seat of the pants. It could be that you’re tired of hauling hoses and needing […]

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