Environment

Driving out greenhouse gases

A Southland couple have bought the farm they were sharemilking and are taking part in the Carbon Neutral Dipton study. Anne Lee reports. Photos by Edwin Mabonga.

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A holistic approach to monitoring water quality

Checking the eDNA of water in the river crossing through their farm has had a positive impact, Penelope Drysdale writes.

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Dutch farmers fasten their seat belts

After a few great years of production and earnings, Dutch dairy farmers are deep in the manure. By Sjoerd Hofstee.

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Powering up

Possibilities of introducing agrivoltaic electricity generation systems into New Zealand pastoral farming was subject of a recent study. By Delwyn Dickey.

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Power shocks

While most farm input price increases are starting to fall, the need to build or upgrade electricity infrastructure is expected to boost prices. Phil Edmonds offers some solutions.

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Making the cap fit

Synthetic nitrogen use must be recorded and reported from the end of June. By Anne Lee.

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Lower N future

Meeting a Sustainable Future is a levy-funded DairyNZ initiative to support farmers in the Selwyn and Hinds catchments meet their environmental obligations while optimising their farm systems for profit and resilience. By Virginia Serra.

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Methane-reducing supplements undergo NZ trials

Australian climate technology company Rumin8 has begun two safety and efficacy trials of its methane-reducing feed supplements in New Zealand.
The trials – one on beef cattle and one on dairy cattle – seek to test Rumin8’s product integration in NZ pasture-based systems.

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Future Farm Systems programme plots a course

As farmers lower emissions they will adapt their systems. By Elaine Fisher.

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