Category: Environment

Summer safe dairy farm for sale
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Summer safe dairy farm for sale

Forget about the drought and the drama of Fonterra shares. This summer safe dairy farm supplied Open Country Dairy Ltd.

More carbon dioxide good for forests
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More carbon dioxide good for forests

… they can take up more gas while losing less water…

Pork and Bee industry in court today
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Pork and Bee industry in court today

Having two primary industry sectors fighting the Ministry in court today shows that our biosecurity safeguards aren’t working

Potential for sawmilling byproducts
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Potential for sawmilling byproducts

If sawmillers on-sell wood residues to supplement their income this will in turn enable many new and emerging technologies…

Some pesticides may need banned to protect bees
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Some pesticides may need banned to protect bees

A ban of a broad variety of pesticides may be required to protect bees, humans and the environment.

Cows are messy eaters... 5% wastage!
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Cows are messy eaters… 5% wastage!

Dairy cows in New Zealand are fed almost exclusively on a range of pasture grasses. If you watch a cow eating you will notice that there is always some of each mouthful that falls to the ground uneaten – cows are messy eaters.

Lest we forget the long drop
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Lest we forget the long drop

There may not be very many long drops left in Southland, but that doesn’t mean they should be forgotten. In recent times Environment Southland has extended their interest in pollution in the region. As it turns out it is not just the farming sector who would be contributing to the state of the region’s waterways. […]

Cover crops can reduce nitrogen loss
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Cover crops can reduce nitrogen loss

Cover crops can reduce nitrate pollution without increasing the salinity or reducing yield, according to researchers.

Funding boost against wilding trees
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Funding boost against wilding trees

“We’re just coming into year six and it’s the most positive I’ve felt about achieving our goal,”

Aussies hoping to breed out burpers
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Aussies hoping to breed out burpers

In an effort to breed the burpers out of the Aussie national flock scientists there are attempting to unravel the genetic make-up of the sheep.

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