Australian researchers have found that there’s a lot to be said for having a friendly neighbour… we in New Zealand have known this for some time.
Category: Feed and Fert
The high cost of fertilizer has caused many farmers to take a second look at how they spend their fertilizer dollar. Still, the use of fertilizer continues to be important to continue productivity of cropland, hayfields and pastures according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist from Missouri, US. Crops and hayfields are especially at risk if [...]
Once considered a weed, field trials reveal plantain is a high-protein alternative to pasture ideal for finishing lambs. The herb delivered solid results in a field trial conducted by Massey University, nearly doubling live weight gain in some cases compared to pasture alone. Ballance Agri-Nutrients Technical Extension Officer Murray Lane said a plantain crop provides high [...]
Ballance Agri-Nutrients has increased the price of its core fertiliser products due to ongoing global demand for raw materials, but has found a way to soften the blow for loyal shareholders. Chief Executive Larry Bilodeau said that raw material and shipping costs continue to soar along with worldwide demand for plant nutrients, giving the co-operative [...]
The current dry period is causing serious problems for dairy farmers as it has arrived earlier than in previous years and has come off the back of a variable, and in some cases, very wet spring. “With the high milk payout influencing stock retention decisions on-farm, as well as the high cost of supplements, it [...]