Displaying items by tag: pasture

Thursday, 19 March 2020 11:00

Getting smarter at growing grass

In his third season, sharemilker and Ravensdown shareholder James Barbour takes us through the farm’s approach to nutrient management.

Published in Management
Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:18

Know your soil before your farm

Dr Tony Joseph explains how to assess your soil and keep it healthy. 

Published in Agribusiness

Australian farmers who have already embraced regenerative farming are much more profitable than conventional farmers, says soil microbiologist Dr Walter Jehne.

Published in World News
Thursday, 05 March 2020 12:48

Taking the p*ss out of leaching

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.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:57

How to prepare for a changing climate

New research reveals how pastoral farm systems will likely be impacted by climate change.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 October 2019 09:55

No silver bullet for phosphorus

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.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 06 September 2019 14:00

Spring blasts can rob nutrients

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.

Published in Management
Friday, 28 June 2019 13:55

Spread with care and save

Applying the right amount of effluent can save farmers money — but applying too much can damage pasture.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:55

Feed pads worth their weight in concrete

Pioneer forage specialist Ian Williams on the many benefits of feed pads.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 01 March 2019 12:39

Tiller Talk promotes 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). 

Published in Agribusiness
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