Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:55

Good stream banks always an asset

Last year a survey was done on soil stability and disturbance in Waikato using aerial photographs taken in 2012. Here's what was found.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:55

Keeping ‘natural capital’ intact

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.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 28 July 2017 09:55

‘Barriers’ help keep streams clean

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.

Published in Management
Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:55

Shelter trees yield much ‘fruit’

With the winter tree-planting season just around the corner, it’s timely to look at the many farming ‘fruits’ they can provide -- besides any real ones.

Published in Management
Friday, 27 January 2017 06:55

Wetlands ‘kidneys’ of landscape

Intensive farming practices can discharge lots of contaminants – notably nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and pathogens – into our waterways.

Published in Management
Thursday, 02 June 2016 13:55

Critical season for guarding soil health

Winter is a critical time for livestock farmers, with increased risk of erosion and sediment getting into waterways.

Published in Management
Friday, 27 November 2015 08:57

Know the soil, run effluent systems well

Knowing the soil has always been the basis of good farming because the soil is the foundation of the production system.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:32

Keeping sediments away protects bottom line

Winter's end is a time for cultivating paddocks; this must be done well to prevent sediment and excessive nutrients getting into waterways from the land.

Published in Management
Friday, 25 September 2015 17:19

Fertilise wisely for best effect

The spring months, as soils warm up, are when the work of fertilising begins.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:09

Protecting crucial soils

Good soils are at the heart of farming in Waikato.

Published in Management
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