• Advice

    Stop slugs munching your profit margin

    18 February 2019

    In the last few planting seasons we have seen favourable conditions for slugs, and if favourable conditions occur again this autumn, slug populations will quickly bounce back from the hot and dry summer and pose a risk to autumn-sown crops and grass.

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  • Environment, The Experts

    Dairy effluent treatment system is good news for water quality

    11 February 2019

    New research conducted by Lincoln University on Ravensdown’s ClearTech® farm dairy effluent (FDE) treatment system in Canterbury has shown the system could have significant environmental benefits for river, lake and groundwater quality.

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  • The Experts

    Masters graduates balance environmental research and farm experience

    22 January 2019

    Two graduates of the Ravensdown Development programme have recently completed their Masters studies working on Ravensdown and Victoria University’s Land Utilisation Capability Indicator (LUCI) model and its on-farm applications.

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  • Advice

    Foiling the fly

    18 December 2018

    While the warm, humid conditions we have been experiencing lately are great for grass growth and thunderstorms, the bad news is they aren’t so good for your sheep flock.

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