Director of Our Land and Water National Science Challenge Ken Taylor says the rural sector must establish a social license to operate.
A genetics breakthrough is expected to save millions of kilograms of nitrate excreted onto dairy farms.
In a world first, Scion scientists have completed a draft assembly of the radiata pine genome.
On the face of it fewer farmers are dying at work, but this year's bad weather may be playing a part.
Farmers are being advised to identify every environmental risk on their farms.
About 200 dairy apprentices will start a new dairy scheme in a year.
A denitrification wall could solve the high nitrates problem at a Canterbury reserve.
Choosing a new or upgraded effluent system often involves a considerable amount of money.
A great guiding philosophy when it comes to upgrading farm effluent management systems is 'do it once, do it right'.
Dawn Sangster is calling for Farmlands shareholders to vote in the coming board election.
Justine Kidd of Theland Farm Group talks about how the company engages with workers across its 29 farms.
Award winning dairy farmers will be opening their farm gates this October and November as the 2017 Dairy Business of the Year (DBOY) field days are rolled out across the country.
Applying teat spray to cow's teats has been a cornerstone of mastitis control systems for the past 40 years.
DairyNZ developer Elodie Ganche talks about the challenges of persistently wet conditions.
Intermediate pupils do water quality tests and plant trees on erosion-prone farms
Challenges like the contagious mastitis can be stopped if spotted early enough.
Avoiding over-fertilising is the first step to preventing nitrate leaching on wet farms.
Farmer confidence in the economy has fallen slightly in the last quarter year but still remains strong.
A weed could limit nitrogen leaching from dairy farms.
Sheep stud breeder Ike Williams thinks growers need a good understanding of SIL to make it work for them.
Breaking effluent rules deliberately or through negligence is costly for farmers.
Researchers are using an $8.2m grant to find revolutionary ways to increase the stress tolerance of plants.
Demand is rising for Canterbury leased land, particularly for dairy support.
Increasing levels of potassium in soil can have a direct increase on returns.
Farmers can take practical steps now to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Composting barns can be good for the environment, for animals and for profits.
More cows in calf earlier means more milk
With flooding and water-logging rife around New Zealand in autumn, many farmers struggled to get affected areas back into productive pasture before winter.
Community collaboration rather than an adversarial approach is key to improving water quality.