Thursday, August 18, 2022

Dairy South Special Report


DairyNZ challenges Southland water quality limits

DairyNZ challenges Southland water quality limits

Neal WallaceMar 14, 2022
A study of Environment Southland water quality standards has concluded alternative but acceptable water quality targets can be achieved at a much reduced cost to farming and the regional economy.

ECan emissions project showing positive results

Neal WallaceMar 14, 2022
A five-year project to help Canterbury dairy farmers reduce their environmental footprint is paying early dividends, with 70% of those in the Selwyn catchment already meeting initial nitrogen loss targets of 30%.

Farming with flexibility and control

Neal WallaceMar 14, 2022
John van Hout has always been innovative with his nutrient management on his Southland dairy farm, an approach that is about to pay further dividends as regulations on nitrogen use are enforced.

LUDF achieves 50% nitrogen loss reduction

Neal WallaceMar 14, 2022
It required a new approach to management, but researchers at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) have halved nitrogen losses as they adjust to farming within a synthetic nitrogen limit of 190kg/ha.


Southland farmers urged to improve water quality

Southland farmers urged to improve water quality

Neal WallaceMar 14, 2022
The sooner farmers start addressing nutrient loss, the easier the transition and the less likely Environment Southland will need to implement punitive measures, chair Nicol Horrell says.
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