In a follow-up to this old mutt’s piece two issues ago about Fonterra directors getting to grips with the co-op’s…
OPINION: Immigration NZ should attract immigrants to our primary sector as well as they attract overseas investors and entrepreneurs to our economy.
New Zealand scientists are taking a leading role in the global effort to preserve and improve soil health.
The practice of sub-soiling, by no means new, has been acknowledged by farmers and contractors as helping improve drainage and creating healthier soil conditions.
We're losing it, soil that is. And we need to do more to stop the slide of this precious asset into waterways and ultimately the ocean.
One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world. Without this biological diversity there would be no life on earth.
Winter is a critical time for livestock farmers, with increased risk of erosion and sediment getting into waterways.
For farmers or contractors working abrasive soils, the cost of wearing metals on ploughs, cultivators or powered implements can make a serious dent in their bottom line.