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Interesting times at Lake Waituna

| January 6, 2012 | 1 Comment
Interesting times at Lake Waituna

In the past six weeks we’ve had little rain, it’s dry, there’s no run-off from any farming activity.

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Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

One of the biggest world wide threats to honey bees, the varroa mite, could soon be about to meet its nemesis. Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining naturally occurring fungi that kill the varroa mite. They are also exploring a range of ways to deliver the killer fungus throughout the hives from bee […]

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New winter grazing rules for south

| April 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
New winter grazing rules for south

The quality of water in creeks, streams and rivers all over Southland should improve this winter …

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Lure dangerously attractive to stoats

| February 22, 2008 | 1 Comment
Lure dangerously attractive to stoats

The drive to control one of the worst predators of New Zealand’s native wildlife has taken a leap forward with the development of a new, humane lure by Auckland wild animal pest control specialist Connovation Limited. The paste is designed to lure stoats into traps. It proved its effectiveness in trials last year when 64 […]

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When the neighbour’s gorse jumps the fence

| October 27, 2001 | 0 Comments
When the neighbour’s gorse jumps the fence

If you’re in Southland and your neighbours gorse and broom is starting to cause you problems then it’s time you called Environment Southland.

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Worm eating fungi could benefit farmers

| October 13, 2001 | 0 Comments
Worm eating fungi could benefit farmers

┬áBy Joanne Marshall Early in July Farmnews reported that some Australian and British researchers had made a breakthrough in the war against worm parasites in sheep. At that time the researchers had found that a nematophagous fungi could be used to control the free-living stages of some worm parasites of sheep under grazing conditions. Since […]

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