with Dr Mariette van den Berg
1) Reduced pasture cover and the effect on horse health: sand and dirt intake, respiratory
problems, skin problems -bacteria etc
2) Importance of ground cover for soil health & pasture: the purpose of ground cover and how it links to water, minerals, energy and living organisms
3) What can you do to improve ground cover?:a few pasture/soil strategies to increase cover
4) Monitoring soil health (DIY tests and soil analysis) - In this section I will tie in the NRM goals and how we should monitor or health and ground cover. I will touch on soil pH and ground cover indicators.