Wednesday, 10 February 2016 11:30

Great farmer turnout for effluent day

A fantastic dairy farmer turnout at a recent effluent management field day is a sign of the sector's commitment to doing the right thing by the environment, says organiser Jon Palmer.

Published in General News

Dairy effluent is a valuable resource which, when managed well, increases pasture production and reduces fertiliser costs.

Published in Management
Monday, 30 November 2015 08:56

Pushing poo uphill

The management of dairy effluent provides many opportunities for dairy businesses in Australia.

Published in Management
Sunday, 29 November 2015 11:58

Savings from prized Oz effluent rig

Far North Queensland dairy farmer Dennis Byrnes expects a new effluent irrigation system to pay off in a variety of ways.

Published in Management
Friday, 27 November 2015 10:09

Floating hose buoys

Effluent hoses are made easier to drag around by Hose Buoy, an NZ-made gadget that clamps to the hose.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 27 November 2015 08:57

Know the soil, run effluent systems well

Knowing the soil has always been the basis of good farming because the soil is the foundation of the production system.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:58

Liquid gold deals to fertiliser bill

Effluent, properly used, can wipe thousands off the annual fertiliser bill, observes the distributors of Slurryquip – Webbline.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:50

Weeping wall brings joy

Craig Kusabs, chief executive of the Maori agribusiness, Tumunui Trust, says a desire to keep things simple prompted the choice of an Archway Group weeping wall effluent system.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 18 September 2015 11:00


Your old mate had to giggle at a recent media proclamation from the Waikato Regional Council. The local government body boldly claimed it is “taking a fresh approach to helping farmers with effluent management”.

Published in The Hound
Monday, 14 September 2015 11:00

Good winter grazing reduces run-offs

Recent results from AgResearch trials in South Otago as part of the Pastoral 21 project have shown that grazed winter forage crops contribute significantly to the risk of nutrient losses to water.

Published in Management