Video: The scoop on scooping the poop

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Pasture hygiene includes “picking up the poop”, says parasitologist Martin Nielsen. “I know many, many people who do that with great passion and enthusiasm. Or, should I say, many people get their husbands to do it.”

But is it effective? Find out in the latest segment of our short video series.

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3 thoughts on “Video: The scoop on scooping the poop

  • November 5, 2019 at 8:41 am
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    I know that some people are advocating the spreading of rotted muck heaps back onto the paddocks as fertiliser. Is this safe?

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    • November 7, 2019 at 9:38 am
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      Hi Caroline!

      If the manure has been well composted, all the parasite eggs and larvae will be dead. They don’t tolerate temperatures above 40 C, and will die within a couple days.

      Sincerely,

      Martin K Nielsen

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  • November 8, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Hi with all the drought how can the parasites live in the poo – we are in NSW and there is just no grass – in fact, anything to eat where we are?

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