Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

N. question hard to answer

Is it worth applying nitrogen fertiliser to speed pasture recovery post drought?

Published in General News
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:00

Chinks showing in drought’s armour

Patchy rain up the South Island’s east coast early this month eased the drought’s grip in a few areas but others still have zero pasture growth.

Published in General News
Sunday, 15 March 2015 00:00

Analysis key to pasture renewal

Pick your paddock well and renewing pasture will pay handsomely. Get it wrong and you spend a lot of money for no gain.

Published in Management
Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:18

Make a plan now to beat the dry

At last some much needed rain has fallen.  But some farms have had less 30 mm, so pastures are still declining quickly and I am seeing large differences in average pasture cover (APC) between farms.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 12:06

Overseeder suits pasture renovation

An overseeder range now sold in New Zealand by CB Norwood Distributors Ltd has features ideal for rejuvenating pasture at minimal cost, the company says.

Published in Machinery & Products
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 10:45

University farm hits the wall

The hot dry summer and a strategic move to use less nitrogen is taking its toll on the Lincoln University Dairy Farm.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:07

Sow pastures early in dry autumn

New research confirms it’s better to sow treated pasture seed early in dry autumns instead of waiting for rain before planting, says seed supplier Agriseeds. 

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 00:00

Strategies needed to cope with big dry

Restricted pasture growth and milk production occurs in many parts of New Zealand as a result of dry summers and irrigation restrictions, according to DairyNZ.

Published in Management

Pasture-based dairy farming is a balance between managing the pasture and the cows to maximise sustainable profit, says DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Put every blade to good use

Dairy farmers searching for efficiencies in their operation know that home-grown, fully-utilised pasture has always been the most cost-effective feed.

Published in Management
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