Associate Professor Lucy Burkitt is leading the soil component of the project with a large team of technicians, scientists and Massey ag students all working on different aspects of the trial.

Some interesting and positive insights into the value of regenerative agricultural practices seem to be emerging from the early stages of a seven year science-based study comparing conventional farming and regen agriculture. Peter Burke reports...

WIL’s new environmental manager Ben Howden is keen to visit shareholders and learn more about their farming operations.

The opportunity to spend more time on farm while providing a dedicated service for shareholders attracted new environmental manager Ben Howden to work for Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL).

Figure 1: Seasonal focus

As the season draws to an end for spring calving systems, increased attention and planning should be focused on next season.

Courtney Davies (right) with ANZ New Zealand chief executive Antonia Watson.

High-flying rural ambassador Courtney Davies is encouraging young women to seek a diverse range of experiences as they carve out a career path - with a top bank chief executive endorsing the approach.

Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Award Regional Supreme Award winners (from left) Blair Linton, Linda Ellison, and Robert Linton.

The family behind Te Ranga farms have won the regional supreme award at the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

•	Donald’s Farm manager Sam Waugh shows schoolchildren how a herringbone milking system works, inside the cowshed.

A dairy farm working to increase endangered skink numbers and a boutique farm selling milk in recycled bottles will open their gates to the public this Sunday.

About 15 to 20% of what New Zealand dairy cows eat isn’t pasture, but supplementary feed, including PKE.

Dairy farmers' reliance on imported palm kernel expeller (PKE) as a supplementary feed faces headwinds amid shifting consumer preferences and environmental obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says AgFirst Waikato consultant Raewyn Densley.

A new study shows that analyses how water flows to reach rivers and streams can help reveal what proportion of agricultural contaminants come from past or recent land use practices.

A recent Plant & Food Research study comparing the DNA of trees commonly called manuka in New Zealand and Australia has found such significant genetic differences between the two that the researchers are now recommending the two plants be designated as different species.

Crown research institute AgResearch has received close to $13 million in government funding to help advance opportunities for New Zealand in both plant-based food ingredient and cell-based protein markets.

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) is rethinking its approach to plantain, in the face of continued difficulty in realising its expected benefits.

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