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Shifts in farming put pressure on water quality – report

John Kerr posted in on November 21st, 2013.

Changes in the way New Zealanders use land are negatively affecting the water quality of our lakes and rivers and we need to do something about it, according to the latest report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. The Commissioner Dr Jan Wright released the report titled Water quality in New Zealand: Land use […]

NZ Herald: Organic food on rise – but birds not so keen

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

Eloise Gibson writes in the New Zealand Herald about research which showed that, given the choice, birds preferred ‘conventional’ over organically grown seeds. The research suggested it could be due to the higher protein levels of the non-organic seeds, but also made it clear that other impacts, such as environmental impact of farming chemicals, had […]

Southland Times: Humates may help make NZ greener

Peter Griffin posted in on May 27th, 2010.

Sonia Gerken writes in The Southland Times about humates, which have been found in New Zealand and which, scientific testing suggest, could be used to help make New Zealand greener. Humates contain certain chemicals which could help slow the leaching of fertiliser nitrogen, to the benefits of famers’ crops and our waterways, and testing is […]

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