Friday, 15 November 2019 07:55

Cultivating the right way

Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:55

‘Follow FAO in methane battle’

An Auckland company believes reducing enteric methane through productivity gains is the way to tackle green house gas emissions.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:55

Freshwater plan a killer blow

A national limit on dissolved nitrogen would “essentially eliminate” intensive agriculture in the Selwyn Waihora catchment, says Environment Canterbury chief scientist Dr Tim Davie.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 November 2019 13:09

Tree protest this week

The protest group ‘50 Shades of Green’ is organising a march on Parliament this week to try and stop good farmland being covered in pine trees.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 08:37

Saving us from ourselves

OPINION: The Government's policy to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand is working directly against the goals of the Paris Accord.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:55

Freshwater submissions flood in

The Government will take the next few months to go over 12,000 submissions and work on the proposed Essential Freshwater package.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 07:55

$6b hit from water reforms

The Government’s proposed freshwater reforms could derail the dairy industry and cost New Zealand $6 billion annually from 2050.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 October 2019 11:44

Businesses pledge to protect New Zealand 

A group of 50 New Zealand companies have signed a first-of-its-kind pledge to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:55

Seaweed could bust methane emissions

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is predicting huge international demand for a native seaweed if research proves its worth as a potential methane buster for agriculture.

Published in Management
Thursday, 31 October 2019 09:55

No silver bullet for phosphorus

In New Zealand’s soils, phosphorus does a great job at growing plants but unfortunately it does the same thing if it makes it into our water.

Published in Agribusiness
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