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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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    Effective collaboration for environmental gains

    10 February 2020

    My Nuffield research looked to better understand what effective collaboration is and why we always talk about it in relation to environmental management. If collaboration is done correctly, a more durable and effective relationship is established.

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    Elementary essentials #1: Nitrogen (N)

    10 February 2020

    In every edition of Ground Effect, Ravensdown Chief Scientific Officer Dr Ants Roberts will deliver the ‘skinny’ on the crucial nutrients that feed our farming systems so we can feed discerning consumers wanting safe, efficiently produced, quality foods.

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