Friday, 05 April 2019 10:39

Lucerne the N-fixer

Lucerne is the world’s most important forage, says Lincoln University professor of plant science Derrick Moot.

Published in Management
Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:55

Lucerne advocate proves a point

Long-time lucerne expert and advocate Professor Derrick Moot of Lincoln University says he’s now getting interest in his work from around the world.

Published in Management

Biocontrol measures that helped Australian farmers control a serious dryland weed for 20 years may at last benefit New Zealand.

Published in Management
Monday, 07 March 2016 07:55

Bloat concern on lucerne

Farmers getting very lush lucerne are wondering whether a grain or carbohydrate supplement will help on their lucerne.

Published in Farm Health
Sunday, 22 November 2015 13:54

The Loe-down from the Hurunui kid

The roadside lucerne paddock is freshly cut. The kettle is on the boil and Richard Loe is looking ruefully out his kitchen window, perched high on the north bank of the Waimakariri River.

Published in Management
Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:45

Willingness to change key to success

“The only reason I’m here is because I failed.” How often have you heard a farming event opened with a line like that?

Published in General News
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Lucerne, lupins and much, much more

THE NEW Zealand Grassland Association held its 76th annual conference earlier this month, drawing 400 researchers, farmers and rural professionals to Alexandra for three days of scientific papers and field trips. 

Published in Management

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