Three times daily in summer the Holstein cows on a dairy farm north of Doha, Qatar, placidly step onto a…
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?
A greater Wellington council officer is “really proud” of dairy farmers in the region who have backed a scheme to release dung beetles.
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.
Could using exotic dung beetles help address soil health and water quality issues in New Zealand? It’s an option with possibilities.
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.
The first major commercial release of dung beetles to New Zealand farms will occur this spring, says Dung Beetles Innovations co-founder Shaun Forgie.
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.