A leading soil scientist says the exact science to meet the demand by the public and government to improve water quality hasn't been in place.
$230 million is being spent over the next 10 years to produce definitive science on how to best manage land and water in New Zealand.
A combination of unusual conditions has bothered sheep farmers Hamish and Alastair Craw on their Banks Peninsula farm, Longridge Agriculture Ltd, for 10 years, says Ravensdown.
A field trip to a dairy farm and Massey University agri science facilities has helped change the attitudes of a group of postgraduate Massey journalism students.
With the likelihood of a dry summer for many parts of New Zealand sheep farmers need to prepare now, says Professor Paul Kenyon, Massey University.
Landcorp and Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Pengxin have jointly set up a venture to train future farm leaders – at no cost to those chosen for the course.
The sheep production research team at Massey University is busy this spring doing lots of studies on Massey University's agricultural experiment stations.