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Soil health through natural biological farming crucial to surviving climate change, says Munash

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Despite the bleak look of climate change predictions, Munash believe farmers can survive it and even reduce the impact they have on the issue by simply taking a natural biological farming approach.

Munash have been helping farmers manage the effects of climate change through natural biological farming and soil health management for over a decade by encouraging them to incorporate natural fertilisers with a biological farming approach. By reducing the use of artificial fertilisers, farmers will significantly reduce agriculture emissions.

The simple answer to surviving climate change is to put the carbon back in to the soil where it belongs. This is not new technology, after all nature has been doing it for billions of years. By using natural fertilisers however, organic soil carbon begins to be stored naturally in the soil in the form of humus through healthier plants and root systems. Humus is only created efficiently in soils when nothing ‘artificial’ is added.

Unfortunately, farmers have been taught to farm is not the way we need to farm now and often famers have fallen victim to quick fix options and as a result are somewhat cautious, not considering change until they see someone else achieve results.

Munash have numerous local farmers who are reaping the rewards of natural biological farming and are on their way to significantly reducing their carbon footprint just from deciding to make a change from the way they were doing things.

See, natural biological farming systems are more resilient to the predicted weather extremes in Australia. Water holding capacity is greatly increased, food is of a higher quality and plants are more resistant to disease, insects and pests, all of which show marked benefits for the future.

Farmers will see benefits within the first year of using natural fertilisers, including increased yields, sturdier growth, healthier plants and greater water holding capacity. If farmers commit to the long term they will gain balanced soils, optimal soil fertility, carbon stored in the soil naturally and a secure farming future. Furthermore, if the forthcoming carbon emissions trading scheme is introduced, farmers undertaking a natural biological farming approach will have an even greater advantage in reducing carbon.

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