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Farming clean streams

Farming clean streams

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has launched a specialist team to help farmers navigate increasingly complex environmental regulations and consent requirements to promote clean green land, rivers and streams.

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David Scott and Gavin Loxton survey a stand of lupin.

Lupin gains traction in high country

An early growing, nitrogen fixing, acid and aluminium tolerant plant is promising to transform productivity of New Zealand’s low fertility high country, with a grower at the forefront of its introduction reporting up to an eighteen-fold increase in stock carrying capacity. Read more..

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Ask questions on swede issue

Ask questions on swede issue

It is now four months since Rural News first reported on the deaths of Southland cows on swedes so I thought it would be a good time to determine that the investigation is on track and the correct questions are being asked.

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Swedes – HT or not – damaged livers

Swedes – HT or not – damaged livers

Blood and autopsy samples from cows that were sick or died after grazing swedes in Southland last winter have confirmed liver damage but the role, or not, of the HT strain of the crop in the epidemic is still unclear.

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Broadband twice as fast

Broadband twice as fast

A New Zealand internet service provider claims its satellite network is not only taking internet access to all the places traditional broadband can’t reach – it’s now twice as fast. 

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