A biogas recovery system using methane from dairy effluent to generate electricity and heat water was one of three finalists in the Energy Technology of the Year award in the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.
Measuring the actual damage caused by pugging on farms is notoriously difficult, says Massey soil scientist Dr Dave Horne.
An expert in dairy production systems says farmers now have more science based tools to help them deal with the very wet conditions occurring in many regions, but good farm management still has a big role.
Dunsandel dairy farmer Tony Coltman is “100% confident” he can conform to strict new Environment Canterbury nitrogen leaching limits due to take effect by 2022.
“Have clippers, will travel” could be the motto of Mid-Canterbury’s Luke Gilbert.
Research shows that cows bred for low urea concentration end up using more nitrogen for milk protein productions.
The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely far higher than previous research suggests, according to a new study funded by AgResearch.
Farmers installing solar power can now get a better return from it than from farming itself, a solar power installer claims.
The age-old practice of building barriers is useful in the modern context of protecting Waikato’s waterways, especially as we collectively move to beef up our guardianship of lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater.
Many farms are not where they should be in average pasture cover for this time of year.
The Lincoln precision agriculture company CropLogic is expanding into the North American market via its takeover of a Washington State firm.
Big changes are coming in world food supply, says Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) chairman David Birkett.
Southern Star Farms Ltd, an 85ha mixed farm near Waituna Lagoon, Southland, runs 300 Jersey cows and 2500 breeding ewes – a farm run seamlessly by Darrin and Joanne Crack.
Milking 80 cows, taking timber orders online, collecting duck eggs and hosting tourists are all in a day’s work for Te Awamutu farmer Graham Smith.
Ravensdown is getting ready to roll out a new set of pasture and benchmarking tools designed to enable smarter nutrient decisions by showing planned versus actual nutrient spending over time.
Aerial soil testing technology and GPS-controlled automated variable-rate spreading are on trial on a well-known hill country station in the North Island.
The idea of virtual fencing has been around for 20 years, but AgResearch believes its time has come and will soon start testing an Australian product.
Water losses due to accidents are common occurrences for tank owners.
Efficient processes for milk cooling, vat wash and yard hosing can add up to significant savings in water.
Why is it important to reduce sediment, phosphorus and E. coli losses from winter grazed paddocks?
The Hardi Ranger is a 2500L sprayer that suits row crop, cereals, pasture renovation and horticulture work.
About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.
A summer-long on-farm study of irrigation efficiency in the Ashburton area will provide a benchmark for progress.
Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their ‘annual holiday’.
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