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X-rays help yields & pollution

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
X-rays help yields & pollution

Unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop leads to new tools to help farmers.

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World Wetlands Day Celebrated

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
World Wetlands Day Celebrated

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally on the 2nd February every year. The Waituna Landcare Group and the Gorge Road School joined together to celebrate our local Waituna Wetlands. The senior school walked the Waituna Loop Track, enjoying the new interpretation panels erected last spring and learning about wetland values and the history of the […]

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More carbon dioxide good for forests

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
More carbon dioxide good for forests

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

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Pork and Bee industry in court today

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
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

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Potential for sawmilling byproducts

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Potential for sawmilling byproducts

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

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Some pesticides may need banned to protect bees

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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.

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Cows are messy eaters… 5% wastage!

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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.

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Lest we forget the long drop

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
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. […]

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Cover crops can reduce nitrogen loss

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Cover crops can reduce nitrogen loss

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

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Funding boost against wilding trees

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
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,”

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