Friday, 08 February 2019 11:23

Trees can help erosion problems

Hill country farmers’ efforts to prevent soil loss through erosion are being increasingly scrutinised.

Published in General News

Sheep and beef farmers are increasingly finishing stock on hill country forage crops and pastures, with a resultant drop in erosion risk.

Published in Management
Friday, 21 September 2018 10:55

Beware of all the forests from these trees

OPINION: Beware the snag in the incentivised pushing by central and local government to get hill country into trees.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:41

Soil scholar searching for hill country answers

An innate curiosity for 'why things happen' made Lincoln University PhD candidate Amy Whitley a natural fit for scientific research.

Published in General News

With winter approaching, Taranaki hill country farmers must remember the importance of soil stabilisation measures like poplar poles, and take action accordingly.

Published in General News
Sunday, 06 March 2016 09:55

Fert spreading change needed on hills

Farmers need to change their thinking about the value of spreading fertiliser on the hill country, an expert in the field claims.

Published in Management
Friday, 11 September 2015 16:00

No, we won’t!

Scientists at Massey University have confirmed what farmers have known for years: cows do not like to walk uphill.

Published in Milking It
Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00

Hill country irrigation guide

IRRIGATIONNZ, WITH MPI Sustainable Farming Fund, AgResearch, Landcare Research and Aqualinc, has produced a guide to irrigating steeper slopes.

Published in Agribusiness

An programme aiming to develop precision fertiliser application for hill country will get government funding through the Primary Growth Partnership.

Published in General News

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