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‘Kidneys’ Of The Landscape

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:42 pm | Bala Tikkisetty

Wetlands are like giant kidneys, protecting the health of waterways by helping to dilute and filter harmful material. With World Wetlands Day occurring on 2 February, it is a good time to reflect on these and other benefits that wetlands provide. Wetlands ... More >>

Take Care With Works Around Waterways

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 10:47 am | Bala Tikkisetty

Farmers and farm contractors can help protect the health of waterways by ensuring that any works they do in and around them don’t impact on bank stability, water quality and aquatic life. Waikato Regional Council can provide advice to help ensure ... More >>

Earthworms Improve Soil Health

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 1:05 pm | Bala Tikkisetty

Earthworms improve the general condition of farming soils, reduce surface runoff of contaminants from pasture and prevent soil erosion. Soils without enough of the right type of earthworms are usually poorly structured and tend to develop a turf ... More >>

Agricultural Emissions – Can We Measure And Mitigate?

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 3:11 pm | Bala Tikkisetty

Agricultural emissions are linked to intensive farming, with dairy cattle and road transport the largest contributors to the growth in emissions since 1990. Can these be measured and mitigated? Currently, the Overseer nutrient budgeting model can provide ... More >>

Protect Water In Winter

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:39 pm | Bala Tikkisetty

Wet and wild winter weather can place increased pressure on the banks of waterways, increasing the risk of them being eroded. This can harm water quality and disrupt ecosystems that support biodiversity and water quality. Some land management practices ... More >>

Novel Mitigations To Minimise Nitrogen Loss

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 11:39 am | Bala Tikkisetty

Winter is around the corner, and while it can pose a significant challenge for nutrient management, some simple actions can reduce winter nutrient loss. Slow growth of pasture in winter and drainage can result in nitrate leaching directly from fertiliser before ... More >>

Spring Up With Fertilisers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 12:44 pm | Bala Tikkisetty

With spring in the air and soils starting to warm up over the next few weeks, farmers will be preparing to fertilise their paddocks. As there are a range of risks when applying fertiliser and strategies to help avoid them, it is highly recommended that ... More >>

Minimise Winter Nitrogen Loss

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 4:18 pm | Bala Tikkisetty

Winter is around the corner and currently most farmers are focusing on achieving increased productivity by judicious use of nutrients with an aim of minimising environmental impacts. Cooler months can pose a significant challenge for nutrient management, ... More >>

Soil properties critical when applying effluent

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:18 am | Bala Tikkisetty

Bala Tikkisetty Farmers agree there is an absolute need to work together to address water quality needs and achieve the objectives of the Government-initiated National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. Dairy effluent can be a great resource ... More >>

Wintering practices are critical

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10:04 am | Bala Tikkisetty

Soil health damage during winter has been recognised as a significant issue for the farming community. It coincides with high stock densities and high soil moisture conditions. Stock wintering systems are thought to play a major role in water quality ... More >>

Keeping crucial carbon in soils

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:29 am | Bala Tikkisetty

Recent research has been showing that some pastoral soils are losing more crucial carbon and nitrogen than others. More >>