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    Getting smarter at growing grass

    17 February 2020

    Trewithen is a 288ha farm with 1,100 cows in New Plymouth and is owned by the Faull Family from Waitara. In his third season, sharemilker James Barbour takes us through the farm’s approach to nutrient management.

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    Foot on the gas: N-Protect®

    15 February 2020

    Did you know that every time you apply urea fertiliser to your pastures there’s a risk that some of the nitrogen (N) in the fertiliser can be lost to the air? This process is called volatilisation.

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    Turning alternative proteins into opportunity

    14 February 2020

    Dr John Penno has set up an alternative protein company, Leaft Foods, which works with the farming system to provide alternative income opportunities. He shares the concept with Ravensdown and his thoughts on the future of food production.

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    Unintended consequences of environmental solutions

    13 February 2020

    New Zealand agricultural systems are already very efficient by global standards and compare well with the developed world. However, if globally we want to continue to feed the world with the least impact environmentally then it is important to have the lowest footprint per unit of food and to maintain the investment in technology to reduce this footprint. To do otherwise simply has a worse global environmental outcome.

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