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30 May 2005
4 November 2004
Agricultural researchers are being challenged by the fertiliser industry to show the country’s farmers how to better use nutrients. Central to this is balancing a focus on efficiency and profitability with equal emphasis on sustainable farming and good environmental practice.
21 October 2004
8 October 2004
Farmers, scientists and industry representatives are gathering to address farming practices for both sustainability and profitability at this year’s New Zealand Grasslands Association Annual Conference.
22 February 2004
24 September 2003
Farmers and growers are now able to access newly combined fertiliser best practice tools on the internet. Innovative software OVERSEER®, and the recently updated Code of Practice for Fertiliser Use have been integrated and are available to easily download from the internet.
30 June 2003
2 December 2002
26 September 2002
The board of Fert Research has appointed David Graham as chairman, effective immediately, replacing retiring chairman Jim Pringle.
10 September 2002
Farmers can expect their fertiliser advisors to be armed with the very latest information and tools when making fertiliser recommendations following the establishment of a new specialist training programme for Fert Research member company advisors.
14 February 2002
New research has shown that as much as 60% of potential pasture growth can be lost after cattle treading on wet soils. According to Keith Betteridge, a researcher at AgResearch, Palmerston North the soil and plant damage created by cattle treading can significantly reduce productivity, often without farmers realising it.
13 February 2002
Increased farm production and the promotion of sustainable farming practices in New Zealand are likely to be given a boost following a gathering of soil and fertiliser scientists in Palmerston North this week. The presentation of results from numerous studies will provide new information on how to minimise environmental impacts while increasing production levels.
7 December 2001
12 October 2001
New research has shown that dairy cows are fussy about eating spring pasture that has high potassium content. Therefore farmers need to apply fertiliser carefully during spring months as it is common for the lush, rapidly growing grass to have a potassium content greater than the 3% required for maximum pasture growth.
17 August 2001
12 April 2001
14 November 2000
Over the last forty years New Zealand farmers have adopted technologies that have enabled them to remain in the top rank of efficient food producers in the world, sometimes at a rate that has embarrassed scientists, extension workers and industry, according to Arthur Duncan of Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative.
10 November 2000
10 November 2000