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Soil damage during winter is a big issue for farmers. It coincides with high stock densities and high soil moisture conditions.
Soil scientist Keith Vincent spent 10 years spent mapping soils in the burgeoning New Zealand wine scene.
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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.