Heavy metals are highly toxic and even small amounts of lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic can have serious implications for livestock and human health. Many heavy metal that are naturally present in the soil and water. They can also be found in farm inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides, or accidental pollution of the ground water. These are all sources of contamination in your produce.
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Cover crops are planted to cover the soil rather than for the sole purpose of being harvested. Commercial cropping and removal of crop residue leaves the soil surface bare until the next crop is planted. Bare soils are very fragile and prone to erosion, capping, heating, and degeneration. Bare soils cause floods and dust storms. […]Read More
Biochar is the new buzzword in farming. What is it? Biochar is basically ‘charred’ agricultural waste created through slow-burning of organic matter in the absence of oxygen (pyrolysis). This creates a porous, high carbon, stable material that can be added to the soil to improve soil properties. The claims for the benefits of biochar are […]Read More
Soil is important not just for growing plants and supporting our farmers, but it plays a major function in the health of the planet. Soil provides us with what are known as ecosystem services, essential for global health. The resilience of the soil is its capacity to recover and bounce back after a change of regime […]Read More
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Cropnuts (or Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd) is a private company that offers laboratory analytics and expert agricultural advice in Africa. We started out as a small analytical laboratory, offering services for agriculture and food safety...Read More
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