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    Mitigating P-loss on sensitive areas

    10 February 2020

    In New Zealand’s soils, phosphorus does a great job at growing plants but unfortunately it does the same thing if it makes it into our water. Research aims to help farmers choose the right fertiliser for their type of land and apply it strategically, so it stays on the farm and out of waterways.

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    NPS: creating a win-win-win

    10 February 2020

    Hawke’s Bay farmer Will Foley has had a bit of experience with environmental regulation. Recently elected to the Hawke's Bay Regional Council and a past Federated Farmers provincial president for Hawke's Bay, he talks about how the National Policy Statement (NPS) for Freshwater Management consultation document has been received in his neck of the woods.

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    The rise of soil testing

    10 February 2020

    The increasing requirement for improved nutrient management in soils has seen an 81% increase in soil tests ordered by farmers. Whether motivated by economics or environmental efficiencies, ARL’s soil sample numbers present a significant uptake in precision agriculture and farmer nutrient know-how.

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    The proof is in the pudding: WFST

    10 February 2020

    The alternative practice of Whole Farm Soil Testing (WFST) is a responsible approach to nutrient management. ARL’s analysis of accumulated laboratory data has shown that it improves nutrient management by reducing nutrient variation between paddocks.

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