What is a catch crop? Why are they important? Some forages can help reduce nitrate leaching. In this podcast you can learn more about practical opportunities to achieve this on farm. DairyNZ senior scientist Dr Ina Pinxterhuis talks with Dr Brendon Malcolm of Plant & Food Research, and Dr Peter Carey of Lincoln AgriTech, about the use of catch crops after winter forage grazing. Catch crops can reduce the environmental footprint of farms and improve productivity. If you're a dairy, arable or sheep and beef farmer, this podcast is for you.
Wondering what all the fuss is about with dry cow antibiotics? In this podcast, Waikato vet Scott McDougal talks about reducing the use of dry cow antibiotics and the future of antibiotics on dairy farms in NZ.
Two-stage channels are a promising tool to reduce landscape flooding and nutrients coming off dairy farms.
In this Tech Series podcast, we explain what two-stage channels are and how they can increase flood capacity and absorb and transform nutrients.
Hear from DairyNZ’s environment and catchment manager, Aslan Wright-Stow, then enjoy the article Channelling the Right Tools for Flood Management and Runoff, written by Catherine Febria and Jon Harding, from the CAREX Freshwater Ecology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. This article was published in the December 2018 issue of Tech Series.