Displaying items by tag: nitrogen

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:01

Rural water faces nitrate risk

Farming families across Canterbury are the ones at most risk of the health effects of nitrates in their drinking water, says Canterbury medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:55

‘Game could soon be over for some farmers’

Proposed new environmental rules for the Waimakariri District will drive some farmers off their land, say farmers and their support groups.

Published in World News
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:55

N strips show farmers the way

A simple DIY test for farmers is a cost-effective way to manage nitrogen levels in soil, a three-year project has shown.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:55

Freshwater plan a killer blow

A national limit on dissolved nitrogen would “essentially eliminate” intensive agriculture in the Selwyn Waihora catchment, says Environment Canterbury chief scientist Dr Tim Davie.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:55

Environmentally friendly calves

Nitrogen leaching on many dairy farms is reducing as the farmers breed from LowN Sires bulls, says the marketer CRV Ambreed.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 16:36

Nitrate poisoning

Nitrate poisoning usually occurs in late autumn or winter when nitrate levels in the feed are high, particularly during a flush of growth after a dry period.

Published in Farm Health

Nitrate levels in Christchurch drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.

Published in Management
Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:55

Beware of research taken out of context

OPINION: A misreported study from Denmark could spoil New Zealand’s reputation, or create health worries which are unfounded.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:55

Forages help stem nitrate losses

A sheep and beef farmer taking part in the big Forages for Reduced Nitrates Leaching (FRNL) research programme has found its stated goal of a 20% reduction in nitrate leaching out of reach.

Published in Management
Thursday, 30 May 2019 08:51

Catch crops crunch leaching — research

The key to using a catch crop to reduce onfarm nitrate leaching is to get it in the ground as soon as possible after winter feeding, says Plant and Food scientist Dr Brendon Malcolm.

Published in General News
Page 1 of 5

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Dirty water

The Hound understands that Federated Farmers has been cut out of the information loop, for the past year, on the…

Who’s paying?

Your canine crusader noticed a full-page ad recently run in a farming paper calling on meat companies SFF and Alliance…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

Popular Reads

Drop in payout looms

Dairy farmers are being told to brace for a big drop in milk payout next season.