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    Carbon farming provides diversity

    10 February 2020

    Carbon farming is providing options for the James family, alongside their sheep and beef operation in Canterbury.

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    Cycling and protection of soil carbon

    10 February 2020

    Globally, soils contain more carbon than all terrestrial plants, animals, micro-organisms and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere combined. Therefore small changes in soil carbon stocks can increase or decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide, contributing to global warming.

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    Farewell furrows: the benefits of no-till

    10 February 2020

    For millennia, farming has meant cultivating the soil, digging up the earth in order to plant seeds. But these days, no-till systems are starting to catch on and nowhere more than in Northland. We talk to Dargaville’s David Wordsworth about direct drilling.

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    We’re told to panic

    10 February 2020

    The animal vs plant debate heats up as a meat-free diet is pitched as a key climate solution. We get the perspectives of two European food and social scientists, Frederic Leroy (Belgium) and Martin Cohen (UK).

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