Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:55

Environmentally friendly calves

Nitrogen leaching on many dairy farms is reducing as the farmers breed from LowN Sires bulls, says the marketer CRV Ambreed.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 16:36

Nitrate poisoning

Nitrate poisoning usually occurs in late autumn or winter when nitrate levels in the feed are high, particularly during a flush of growth after a dry period.

Published in Farm Health

Nitrate levels in Christchurch drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.

Published in Management
Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:55

Beware of research taken out of context

OPINION: A misreported study from Denmark could spoil New Zealand’s reputation, or create health worries which are unfounded.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:55

Forages help stem nitrate losses

A sheep and beef farmer taking part in the big Forages for Reduced Nitrates Leaching (FRNL) research programme has found its stated goal of a 20% reduction in nitrate leaching out of reach.

Published in Management

The key to using a catch crop to reduce onfarm nitrate leaching is to get it in the ground as soon as possible after winter feeding, says Plant and Food scientist Dr Brendon Malcolm.

Published in General News
Friday, 22 February 2019 09:16

Plantain can reduce N-leaching

Game-changing new research into how plantain crops can reduce nitrogen (N) loss from dairy farms will see upper Manawatu farmers at the forefront of dairy science.

Published in Management
Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:25

Plaintain research can save farmers

Plantain could ‘save’ some Manawatu dairy farmers faced with cutting nitrogen losses from pasture by 60%, comments DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:54

Promising results from denitrification wall

A world-first denitrification wall at Silverstream, North Canterbury designed to reduce high groundwater nitrate levels is working as anticipated.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:55

Small tweaks won’t fix nitrogen problem

Farmers will have to look at their fundamental farming systems if they are to meet future nitrogen leaching limits.

Published in General News
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