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
Friday, 06 September 2019 14:00

Spring blasts can rob nutrients

Winter and early spring are when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms, writes Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.

Published in Management
Friday, 28 June 2019 13:55

Spread with care and save

Applying the right amount of effluent can save farmers money — but applying too much can damage pasture.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:55

Feed pads worth their weight in concrete

Pioneer forage specialist Ian Williams on the many benefits of feed pads.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 01 March 2019 12:39

Tiller Talk promotes pasture

Northland ‘Tiller Talk’ farmers Don and Kirsten Watson took a leap into farm ownership in 2017-18, moving to South Head (Kaipara Harbour Edge). 

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:55

Rain watch on the Coast

A few minutes can make all the difference to saving or losing a paddock to pugging on a West Coast dairy farm. 

Published in Management

At this stage of the season, levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) rise very rapidly in typical NZ pastures as ryegrass starts to form seed head.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:51

Make good use of the cheapest form of feed

It is no secret that the cheapest form of feed on New Zealand dairy farms is home grown pasture.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:55

Watch the grass grow

Dairy farm owners are paying a lot more attention to what's happening on their farms – especially pasture – because of the low payout.

Published in General News

Renewing 10% of New Zealand farm pasture annually would ensure productivity and performance gains achieved via new species do not dwindle over a 10-year cycle.

Published in Management
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