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Good Clover Bad Clover Project
MFMG has secured funding from MLA for a ‘Good Clover, Bad Clover’ project which will focus on upskilling producers on oestrogenic clover identification and the implementation of practices to improve lamb marking...

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Canola Growers Urged to Check Revised Blackleg Ratings

Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being urged to check the latest blackleg disease ratings for canola cultivars ahead of sowing in 2017. 

 

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After a good crop in 2016, what does it take to restore soil fertility?

This article uses data from the Bool Lagoon and other sites, on crop nutrient replacement after the 2016 season

 

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What can we learn from the Kiwis?         

 

14 people travelled to New Zealand as part of the MFMG Study Tour from 2nd – 7th August 2015.

 

Site visits included:

Meat Works - Palmerston North

Parkvale Mushrooms - Mangitinoka  

Rotopai Dairy Farm

Pirinoa Station

Palliser Ridge

Spring Valley - Masterton (Focus Genetics)

Salt Lake (Dominion Salt Limited) - Grassmere Lake

Bonavaree Farm (Doug Avery) - Seddon

Foundation of Arable Reserach site - Chertsey

AgriSeeds - Christchurch

 

Inspections looked at pasture management, feed budgeting, bull beef processing, dairies, solar salt works, beef/sheep breeding & processing and long term sustainable production of quality produce.

 

>> View Photos of Study Tour 2015