Thursday, 03 January 2019 08:55

It’s time to look at soil health

Spare a thought for soil — arguably our most underappreciated natural resource.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:55

Red tape choking primary sector productivity

OPINION: Immigration NZ should attract immigrants to our primary sector as well as they attract overseas investors and entrepreneurs to our economy.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 13:34

It’s World Soil Day!

New Zealand scientists are taking a leading role in the global effort to preserve and improve soil health. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:24

Sub-soiling has many benefits

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.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 26 January 2018 07:55

Stopping our soil going down waterways

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.

Published in Management
Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:55

Keeping ‘natural capital’ intact

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.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 02 June 2016 13:55

Critical season for guarding soil health

Winter is a critical time for livestock farmers, with increased risk of erosion and sediment getting into waterways.

Published in Management

Growing up in urban South Auckland seems a world apart from working with South Island farmers.

Published in General News
Monday, 07 March 2016 14:45

Harden up!

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.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:03

Soil needs more love

A report on the state of New Zealand soils has expressed great concern about the disproportionate amount of high-quality land being used for urban development.

Published in General News
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