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Most important biological molecules contain nitrogen, even though it takes lots of energy to make or break its chemical bonds, says Allan Blackman from AUT in ep 54 of Elemental. Audio
Intensive dairy farming and nitrate-laden fertiliser are contaminating the Canterbury water supply, Fish & Game New Zealand says. Audio
Dr Paul Dettloff was in the country recently to educate farmers and vets about the transition to sustainable practices and homeopathic treatments for cattle infected with Mycoplasma bovis.
The fertiliser co-operative is prepared to sell less fertiliser if that is what it takes to get better environmental outcomes for streams and rivers, it says.
A New Zealand ship full of fertilizer has been stopped in South Africa over claims it was illegally mined. Western Sahara Resource Watch lobbiest Erik Hagen says the situation is not complex, it is… Audio
Strong demand for its fertiliser is a signal of farm confidence lifting, says Ravensdown.
A group of Year 13 students from Kaikorai Valley College in Dunedin have created a biotechnology company and installed a biodigestor at school Audio