Displaying items by tag: soil

Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:18

Know your soil before your farm

Dr Tony Joseph explains how to assess your soil and keep it healthy. 

Published in Agribusiness

Australian farmers who have already embraced regenerative farming are much more profitable than conventional farmers, says soil microbiologist Dr Walter Jehne.

Published in World News
Thursday, 23 January 2020 07:55

Soil properties critical when applying effluent

Soil properties should be weighed up when applying effluent, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor (technical) at Waikato Regional Council.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 17 January 2020 13:51

Soil compaction a worrying trend

A 19-year soil monitoring programme in Marlborough is showing viticultural use is leading to more compact soils, increased nutrient loss and a decrease in organic matter.

Published in Regional Updates
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, 11 October 2019 08:55

Digging deeper into soil’s black box

Could soil organic matter be used for carbon credits? 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 12:55

Setting Olsen P targets

A new scientific article on the management of soil phosphorus makes fascinating reading, writes Dr Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals.

Published in Management

A new generation of organic selenium supplementation will be introduced into New Zealand this year, helping to solve NZ soil's issue of low selenium.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 17 May 2019 09:07

Wintering practices are critical

Soil damage during winter is a big issue for farmers. It coincides with high stock densities and high soil moisture conditions.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 15:26

The soil man: Keith Vincent

Soil scientist Keith Vincent spent 10 years spent mapping soils in the burgeoning New Zealand wine scene.

Published in Profiles
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