Friday, 16 August 2019 12:39

Putting excrement to work

What is less than two centimetres long, loves to work during winter, has a hunger for animal poo and could be handy for grape growers?

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 13:25

Beetles help cut council’s crap

Hundreds of dung beetles have been released on the Wither Hills Farm Park in Blenheim.

Published in General News

A greater Wellington council officer is “really proud” of dairy farmers in the region who have backed a scheme to release dung beetles.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:55

Beetles provide an answer to nitrogen

While scientists and farm consultants in laboratories try to solve the problem of nitrogen loss on farms, a large force of creatures works underground 24/7 on the issue.

Published in General News
Friday, 29 September 2017 10:55

Beetling for healthy soils

Could using exotic dung beetles help address soil health and water quality issues in New Zealand? It’s an option with possibilities.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:55

Dung beetles on farmers’ radar

Dairy farmers are taking a strong interest in dung beetles as a potentially important tool for meeting environmental obligations, says Dr Shaun Forgie, of Dung Beetle Innovations.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:37

Dung beetles to the rescue

The end of winter means Dung Beetle Innovations' (DBI) rearing facilities are coming to life.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 13 June 2015 10:27

Beetles to work ‘eight days a week’

The first major commercial release of dung beetles to New Zealand farms will occur this spring, says Dung Beetles Innovations co-founder Shaun Forgie.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 June 2014 16:56

Dung beetles will cover the country

WITHIN 50 years dung beetles will inhabit the whole country, says Shaun Forgie, the Landcare Research scientist working with the Dung Beetle Release Strategy Group.

Published in Management
Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:19

Biocontrol bugs on show at Waimumu

THEY'RE CREEPY, they're crawly, and they're on display in the Environment Southland marquee at Southern Field Days.

Published in General News
 

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