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Base saturation is just part of the equation

Carbon Positive Farming with Peter Burton Functional Fertiliser Ltd The Base Saturation data on a typical New Zealand soil test is valuable but at best it’s only one component and not essential. Maximum pasture or crop...... Read More

Are you ready to step up? (Part 2)

Better soils with Brett Petersen Kiwi Fertiliser & Golden Bay Dolomite Soil can make available some of the nutrients required, substituting for applied fertiliser. To provide top performance a soil should be composed of 45 per...... Read More

Rural women raise school bus concerns

Rural Women New Zealand Alex Eagles-Tully The safety of students travelling to and from school is one of the most critical issues facing rural school communities.   Rural Women New Zealand is working with the New Zealand...... Read More

Peace of mind is undervalued

Outlook with Bill Webb Bill Webb Feed Solutions We have been getting a bit of rain for the last few months now. From July 1-20 we have had 183mm at the yard in Paengaroa, compared with 45mm last year for the same period. Up...... Read More

Senior wellness for cats and dogs

Vet's Vision with Phil Rennie Tauranga Vets   As your pet’s owner you are in the best position to look out for warning signs of age-related diseases. While some age-related changes are to be expected, others...... Read More

Expert subdivision advice is a must

Your land surveyed with Brent Trail Surveying Services Ltd   The annual migration is over, and you might be settling into your new locality only to find interest rates on the move and progress looking less certain over...... Read More

Are you ready to step up? (Part 1)

Better soils with Brett Petersen Kiwi Fertiliser & Golden Bay Dolomite   Are you ready to step up? Are, you happy with the regular fertiliser program you have been using? Did it meet your expectations? Does it build soil...... Read More

The importance of Golden Bay dolomite

Carbon Positive Farming with Peter Burton Functional Fertiliser Ltd   There’s no ifs and buts, our own health is only as good as the soil from which our food is grown. A carbon-rich soil alive with beneficial life...... Read More

The fiscal responsibility of Government

Finance with Don Fraser Fraser Farm Finance   There was an interesting story widely reported last month where Merv King, a former Bank of England Governor, signalled that printing of money was the wrong response to Covid-19...... Read More

Getting trees into the right state

Tony’s Take on avos with Tony Bradley Aongatete Avocados Ltd   We are well into winter and on the way to Spring and summer. It’s almost actions stations for spring. That’s one of our busiest times of...... Read More

Not feeling your best? Part 2

Abundant living with John Arts Abundant Health   I have a younger client whose mother has been using our supplements for some time. He suffered with low immunity with regular colds, low energy and generally feeling unwell...... Read More

Reducing fertiliser costs in a volatile market

Fert Options with Robin Boom Agronomic Advisory Services On June 1, Ravensdown lifted the bulk of its fertiliser prices significantly. Superphosphate increased by $120 per tonne, Urea, sulphate of ammonia and muriate of potash...... Read More

Reducing dairy cattle emissions with diet

Better soils with Brett Petersen Kiwi Fertiliser & Golden Bay Dolomite  Evidence points to the conclusion that too much nitrogen in pasture leads to increased greenhouse gas emissions GHG and nitrogen pollution of groundwater...... Read More

Big changes for Darling Group

Avocado Advice with Erica Faber Just Avocados  Autumn of 2022 brings changes to the Darling Group business. Firstly, there is a change in the look of the leadership team with Jacob Darling filling the newly created chief...... Read More

Watching the avocados grow

Tony’s Take on avos with Tony Bradley Aongatete Avocados Ltd I feel it’s that time of the year to consider putting my feet and relaxing while the days get shorter into the month. If we don’t take the time for...... Read More

Learning from the best

Carbon Positive Farming with Peter Burton Functional Fertiliser Ltd The late Emeritus Professor Tom (T.W.) Walker of Lincoln University wrote in Dolomite, A first class source of magnesium, “it makes good sense to me to...... Read More

Feed gets tricky

Outlook with Bill Webb Bill Webb Feed Solutions  Rainfall has been patchy around the North Island but we have had some good drops of rain to keep us going in the Western Bay of Plenty. From May 1-20 we had 66.6mm at our...... Read More

Not feeling your best? (Part 1)

Abundant living with John Arts Abundant Health One of the most rewarding things I do is to hear stories from clients.   I have an older client who was healthy but had low energy and felt flat despite no medical reasons. I...... Read More

Fertiliser supply issues unfolding

Fert Options with Robin Boom Agronomic Advisory Services We are beginning to see an interesting phase in the supply of standard fertiliser products. Back in December Ravensdown promised it would hold the price of superphosphate...... Read More




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