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"Environmental champions" Richard and Dianne Kidd are supreme winners of the inaugural Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Fresh from two years out in the paddock as a dairy farm manager, Josh Verhoek is now back on the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Science Extension Team.
Resilient, innovative and hard-working growers Graham and Marian Hirst are Supreme winners of the 2016 East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Fertiliser maker Ballance says it will continue to absorb the impact of a weaker New Zealand dollar and hold prices for most major nutrients through December.
New Zealand's shift from a pasture-based model to high feed-input dairy farms will come under the microscope in a joint research project.
With predictions the El Nino will continue through summer, Ballance says now is the time to proceed with a pasture and stock feed programme.