Reducing nutrient losses to fresh water

There are a wide range of mitigation practices currently available that can reduce the impact of intensive farming on water quality. However, each mitigation measure differs in its effectiveness, cost and likely impact on those waters. This depends on factors that include soil type, climate, topography and the regional sensitivity of water bodies. Consequently, it can be […]

Earthworms in New Zealand pastures

Earthworms burrow through the soil and feed on organic matter, consequently improving the movement of air, water and nutrients through the soil. Considering that the live weight of earthworms living in the soil is similar to the live weight of stock above ground, their contribution to these ecosystem services (movement of air, water and nutrients) […]