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    Waste efficiency makes lives easier

    5 August 2020

    There’s no doubt that farming on the outskirts of a township comes with its own unique set of challenges. Victoria O’Sullivan talks to Geraldine farmers Neil and Margaret Campbell about the ClearTech effluent treatment system they use to reduce the impact of returning effluent back to pasture.

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  • The Experts

    Too much supplementation for too little benefit

    5 August 2020

    We need to be smarter with our assessment of mineral advice (especially trace minerals) and more efficient at supplementing.

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  • The Experts

    Droughts: How to generate more from less

    5 August 2020

    Climate change research predicts that farmers will face increasing climatic extremes. This suggests that the future survival of farming businesses in New Zealand will depend upon farmers' ability to design and manage resilient farming systems that can cope with climatic extremes and variability1.

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    Surviving spring!

    5 August 2020

    The extreme drought conditions in most of the North Island and top of the South, wet conditions in Southland and the West Coast coupled with farmers holding more stock over autumn and winter (due to Covid-19) has created huge pressure on pasture supply.

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