There could be another dairy health scare brewing in China and this one starts in our backyard.
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In his third season, sharemilker and Ravensdown shareholder James Barbour takes us through the farm’s approach to nutrient management.
Australian farmers who have already embraced regenerative farming are much more profitable than conventional farmers, says soil microbiologist Dr Walter Jehne.
Having seen Spikey from Pastoral Robotics at the 2017 National Fieldays, we recently caught up with a unit that had completed two seasons on a dairy farm a short distance from Rotorua.
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.