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Views on establishing wetlands sought

Views on establishing wetlands sought

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Farmers with an interest in the establishment of wetlands on their properties are being invited to take part in a survey.

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WLG helps farmers with riparian management

WLG helps farmers with riparian management

Thanks to funding from the Department of Conservation Arawai Kakariki¬† Waituna Wetlands project, the Waituna Landcare Group is able to offer farmers assistance with their riparian planting programme, employing local, Peter Stewart, to do this work. Peter is now working on six farms in the Waituna Catchment, undertaking planting, clearing of plants and weed control. […]

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Befriending calves works well

Befriending calves works well

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Calves that are stroked by people early in their life gain weight more quickly than animals that are not stroked.

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Beware the droopy eyelid!

Beware the droopy eyelid!

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new inherited disease that causes ptosis has been discovered in Finland.

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X-rays help yields & pollution

X-rays help yields & pollution

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

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World Wetlands Day Celebrated

World Wetlands Day Celebrated

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Farmer well-being is important

Farmer well-being is important

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

While farmers’ well-being at work is not directly visible to the consumer, it forms an important part of responsible food production.

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Employment rules need shake-up now

Employment rules need shake-up now

| July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s not a job for the faint-hearted and you can see why contractors don’t want to have just anyone in control of such a set-up.

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Slow release, sensed irrigation a huge breakthrough

Slow release, sensed irrigation a huge breakthrough

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The device has been complemented by a piece of software which takes into account the local context, such as plant properties and soil characteristics. This means, the system is also…

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More carbon dioxide good for forests

More carbon dioxide good for forests

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

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