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In New Zealand’s soils, phosphorus does a great job at growing plants but unfortunately it does the same thing if it makes it into our water.
Winter and early spring are when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms, writes Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
Applying the right amount of effluent can save farmers money — but applying too much can damage pasture.
Northland ‘Tiller Talk’ farmers Don and Kirsten Watson took a leap into farm ownership in 2017-18, moving to South Head (Kaipara Harbour Edge).
A few minutes can make all the difference to saving or losing a paddock to pugging on a West Coast dairy farm.
At this stage of the season, levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) rise very rapidly in typical NZ pastures as ryegrass starts to form seed head.
Dairy farm owners are paying a lot more attention to what's happening on their farms – especially pasture – because of the low payout.