Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.

The refreshed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management increases the pressure on farmers to improve their nutrient management. 

 
Tim Russell, Ravensdown.

Managing pasture surpluses or deficits in spring is the key to maintaining quality and persistence going into summer, says Ravensdown agronomist Tim Russell.

Tainui Group Holdings primary industries manager Mark Jackways (left) and Tainui Road Dairy manager Greg Boswell and an effluent storage pond on the farm.

Seek expert advice to understand how to meet new effluent management regulations in your region, advices Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) primary industries manager Mark Jackways.

Wetlands are an important natural ecosystem.

Winter and early spring are when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms, writes Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.

New Zealand soils are mildly acidic.

A new scientific article on the management of soil phosphorus makes fascinating reading, writes Dr Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals.

Heat detection technology has helped two Taranaki farmers to cut their herd’s empty rate from 16% to 11% in its first season, says the supplier, Gallagher Group.

The average Jersey herd will make 67 cents more this season than a Holstein Friesian herd, claims Jersey Advantage spokesman James Courtman.

Once-a-day (OAD) milking could open a whole new labour market for dairy farmers, says a DairyNZ Wairarapa Tararua consulting officer Gray Beagley.

Existing and possible erosion stand out as aspects of soil sustainability and the economics of farming, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.

 

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