Wednesday, 04 September 2019 12:55

Setting Olsen P targets

A new scientific article on the management of soil phosphorus makes fascinating reading, writes Dr Bert Quin, managing director of Quin Environmentals.

Published in Management

A new generation of organic selenium supplementation will be introduced into New Zealand this year, helping to solve NZ soil's issue of low selenium.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 17 May 2019 09:07

Wintering practices are critical

Soil damage during winter is a big issue for farmers. It coincides with high stock densities and high soil moisture conditions.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 15:26

The soil man: Keith Vincent

Soil scientist Keith Vincent spent 10 years spent mapping soils in the burgeoning New Zealand wine scene.

Published in Profiles
Thursday, 03 January 2019 08:55

It’s time to look at soil health

Spare a thought for soil — arguably our most underappreciated natural resource.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:55

Red tape choking primary sector productivity

OPINION: Immigration NZ should attract immigrants to our primary sector as well as they attract overseas investors and entrepreneurs to our economy.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 13:34

It’s World Soil Day!

New Zealand scientists are taking a leading role in the global effort to preserve and improve soil health. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:24

Sub-soiling has many benefits

The practice of sub-soiling, by no means new, has been acknowledged by farmers and contractors as helping improve drainage and creating healthier soil conditions.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 26 January 2018 07:55

Stopping our soil going down waterways

We're losing it, soil that is. And we need to do more to stop the slide of this precious asset into waterways and ultimately the ocean.

Published in Management
Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:55

Keeping ‘natural capital’ intact

One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world. Without this biological diversity there would be no life on earth.

Published in Opinion
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