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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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Aussies hoping to breed out burpers

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
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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Who’s going to trust Environment Southland now?

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Who’s going to trust Environment Southland now?

The staff at Environment Southland have now shown their true colours. Their urge to persecute and control farmers has seen them take on a whole new role in the community.

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Dairy footprint smaller than in the 40s

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dairy footprint smaller than in the 40s

With all the talk of carbon footprints these days it is interesting to note recent research from Cornell University has found that today’s dairy farmers actually have a smaller “footprint” than their predecessors. In the June 2009 edition of the university’s Journal of Animal Science it states that the dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and […]

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Online calculators to help with N use

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Online calculators to help with N use

A broader range of online calculators developed to assist farmers to gauge the possible benefits of using urea treated with a urease inhibitor are now available.  Summer is just around the corner which in New Zealand typically means drier weather conditions making it difficult to assess the best time to apply nitrogen fertiliser.  Urea treated […]

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Killer disease striking down US honey bees

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Killer disease striking down US honey bees

Colony Collapse Disorder has caused the most serious die-off of honey bee colonies across the US.

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New test helps reduce environmental pollution

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
New test helps reduce environmental pollution

Scientist develops simple technique to reduce environmental pollution caused by nitrogen compounds.

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New dairy conversion rule introduced

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
New dairy conversion rule introduced

Transitional policy means all new dairy conversions must obtain resource consent before becoming operational.

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