A newly released guide aims to help farmers turn poor-performing land into ngahere (native bush), cutting the cost from $20,000/ha to as low as $3000/ha.
University of Canterbury launches tree-planting programme at research area.
Fewer large floods in Southland allows build-up of gravel and sediment.
This Western Bay of Plenty dairy and drystock unit – in a particularly sensitive part of a sensitive catchment – has undergone a transformation in the past three years.
Sustained flow that historically carried sediment and gravel out to sea has reduced.
Dramatic shifts in ecosystems tracked in new study of forested vs deforested streams.
Ballance Agri-Nutrients science and strategy manager Warwick Catto unpacks the ethical obligations of ecological reporting.
High-res mapping of 3935km2 of land in Central Otago complete.
Twenty-five cases of significant non-compliance reported in 2022-23 season.
While much has been achieved in helping farms make changes, the Wai Kōkopu catchment group is under no illusion there is plenty more to be done.
Council said to have promised changes to Regional Land and Water Management Plan.
$7m top-up from DoC will allow programmes to continue this financial year.
Phil Weir takes insights from renovating the family home and extends them to the borders of his farm.
Enviroschools fund oversubscribed as Manawatū-Whanganui schools clamour for sustainability projects.
Spokesperson says recent criticism ‘leaves readers misinformed’.
Meetings aim to give rural and urban communities essential information about the freshwater reform process.
More than 170 big guns in food production sign up to programme of large-scale, long-term systemic change.
Environmental advocates launch new application for EPA review of herbicide.
Govt co-funds 100 new chargers on 19 popular routes with many set to be ready by Christmas.
Farmers and environmentalists share a goal: healthier land use, say Chris Falconer and Marnie Prickett.
Researchers, iwi in $10m project combining indigenous knowledge and practices and science to safeguard food supply
Julian Reti Kaukau, 2021 Kellogg Scholar, talks with Bryan Gibson about his Kellogg research, and gives insights into some of his work with MPI Māori Agribusiness.
The Revitalise Te Taiao programme gathered its people on the shores of Lake Wānaka, to review and focus on future plans for putting research into action.
Claims about industry hedged with assumptions and extrapolations.
Report clarifies decisions that need to be taken if credits are route to protecting environment.
FAR offers advice on lowering a significant arable production cost.
Management of ‘meandering system of oxbows and wetlands’ the focus.
It has become harder to establish wetlands and easier to destroy them, says body.
AgriZeroNZ announces $4.1m investment in Hoofprint Biome in North Carolina.
A new plan will give farmers more places to drop off their recyclable plastic for collection and help build even greater on-farm sustainability.
In honour of Steve Wyn-Harris retiring his weekly From the Ridge column after decades wielding the pen, Farmers Weekly dips into the archives for another taste of ag New Zealand’s favourite scribe.
Smothering vine cleared from 1400ha in Rangitīkei project.
Research on nitrate levels could be a game-changer for a South Canterbury farm as it has provided invaluable data.
Landowners warned that ‘significant discharge’ of effluent has entered Waikato stream.
Govt to action bulk of Tairāwhiti recommendations.
Final version said to ignore draft suggestions about using plain language.
E. coli levels many times higher than guideline for safe recreational water contact use.
Sharing knowledge key to building momentum in groups, project finds.
Country is ‘years ahead’ in meeting UK consumers’ sustainability standards.