Thursday, 02 June 2016 13:55

Critical season for guarding soil health

Winter is a critical time for livestock farmers, with increased risk of erosion and sediment getting into waterways.

Published in Management

Growing up in urban South Auckland seems a world apart from working with South Island farmers.

Published in General News
Monday, 07 March 2016 14:45

Harden up!

For farmers or contractors working abrasive soils, the cost of wearing metals on ploughs, cultivators or powered implements can make a serious dent in their bottom line.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:03

Soil needs more love

A report on the state of New Zealand soils has expressed great concern about the disproportionate amount of high-quality land being used for urban development.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:32

Keeping sediments away protects bottom line

Winter's end is a time for cultivating paddocks; this must be done well to prevent sediment and excessive nutrients getting into waterways from the land.

Published in Management
Saturday, 10 October 2015 08:00

Soil testing a “no brainer”

Whole-farm soil testing saves Taranaki farmer Hayden Lawrence about $15,000 on fertiliser each year.

Published in General News
Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Time we stopped treating soil like dirt!

Soil Scientists need to engage more with society and educate people about the importance of soil.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:20

Feasting starts with soil

FOR THE countless cooks poring over the recipe books in search of the perfect menu this Christmas, here is a sobering thought - no soil, no sumptuous spread.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:02

Best cultivation for spring, summer

MECHANICAL CULTIVATION of paddocks for producing summer forage or fodder crop happens at a time when high intensity local storms are common, adding substantial risk to the practice.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 15:27

Top soil scientists gather

More than 150 soil scientists from around 30 countries will meet in Queenstown in April to discuss the ins and outs of testing soil.

Published in General News
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