Yesterday at the invitation of Melbourne University I had the opportunity to speak to their 2nd environmental science students on the challenges of farming in a carbon constrained world.
Joining me was Stan Krpan CEO of Sustainability Victoria . Stan had some very interesting insights into community engagement which I look forward to sharing with you in a later post
Talking about the challenges of farming this story ‘Woolworths pulling broccoli from shelves after redbacks found’ which featured on my TOP AUSTRALIAN HEADLINES media feed this morning bought a smile to my face
Integrated pest management otherwise known as IPM in the world of agriculture is an environmentally sensitive way of managing pests. It uses a combination of practices and control methods to prevent problems from occurring rather than dealing with them after they have happened. IPM control methods include biological control, using predators, parasites or microbial pathogens to suppress pests.
The goodies or the heroes in biologcial control are known as ‘beneficials’ – with lady beetles being the well known example – mmh never dreamed “redback spiders’ would wear the superman suit
Looks like this broccoli was a little too fresh from the Fresh Food people – it seems there is a lot to be said for very cold storage