The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
South Island dairy farmers will get the chance to attend the popular New Zealand Association of Ruminant Nutritionists (NZARN) profitable dairy farming conference for the first time in February.
Nutrient budgets are being created as part of nutrient management services offered by Ravensdown, as farmers grapple with their changing regulatory obligations.
LIC is joining forces with Precision Farming Ltd, supplier of GIS-based systems that manage the application of farm nutrients to optimise pasture growth including fertiliser and effluent.
DAIRY FARM effluent is an important resource for nutrients and is here to stay, says Rotorua farmer Trevor Phipps.
DairyNZ has created a series of fact sheets to provide farmers with access to the latest information on effluent and nutrient management.
New targeted approaches for nitrogen and phosphate applications are being studied in Ballance Agri-Nutrients' $32 million research programmes.
LOSING NUTRIENTS is just losing money. That was one of the key messages from Southland dairy farmer Vaughan Templeton speaking at last week's Fertiliser and Lime Research Centre conference at Massey University.