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
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:55

Warm, dry for the north?

Early summer temperatures are expected to be average or above average range in the north and east of the North Island, but near average in other regions, say Niwa in its seasonal outlook.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:37

Seek support for soil risk

DairyNZ advises Waikato farmers on high risk soils to seek early support in light of the Waikato Regional Council's new effluent compliance monitoring process.

Development project manager for effluent, Dr Theresa Wilson, says farmers will now consider how the changes may impact them so they can prepare for the season.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:33

Reducing cadmium’s threat

Scientists are looking at new methods to enhance the ability of New Zealand's soils to lock up cadmium and, thereby, prevent it from entering plants and subsequently the food chain.

Published in General News
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