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    Don’t let slug ruin your spring

    16 September 2020

    Spring usually brings favourable conditions for slugs, and we all know how devastating slugs can be to newly sown crops and pastures. It makes sense to check paddocks earmarked for re-grassing, or spring sown crops, so you can take necessary measures to manage the slug challenge.       

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    N Protect – buy yourself some time.

    6 August 2020

    Sharemilker Adam Williamson recently switched to N-Protect as part of meeting his commitments in Synlait’s Lead with Pride programme. The programme’s four pillars of best practice cover environment, milk quality, animal health and social responsibility, with a recent addition of emissions reductions, which has been a key driver in Adam’s decision to switch from urea to N-Protect in the shoulder seasons.

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    Lightly salted: Taking Coastal Lamb® to the world

    5 August 2020

    Southwest of Whanganui there’s an enterprising farming family who’ve made waves in the culinary world with their coastal-raised lamb. Victoria O’Sullivan talks to Ravensdown shareholder Richard Redmayne about Coastal Lamb, the business he and wife Suze have built, supplying lamb to exclusive restaurants across the world.

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    The holy grail of N testing

    5 August 2020

    It is often said that the search for the perfect soil nitrogen test is somewhat like searching for the Holy Grail! However, we might be getting closer with the development of a new soil test known as the PMN test (Potential Mineralisable Nitrogen), which estimates the ability of a soil to supply nitrogen (N) for crop growth.

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