Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment report considers Overseer’s use for regulation

Fertiliser Matters; 17 December, 2018  A report on whether Overseer is suitable for use in regulation to help clean up Aotearoa New Zealand's rivers and lakes has been released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton. The report recommends that the Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Agriculture indicate if they wish to see Overseer [...]

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment report considers Overseer’s use for regulation2019-01-31T12:02:38+13:00

Dairy farmers tackle nitrogen loss

STUFF: by Heather Chalmers 25 September 2018 Cutting cow numbers is just one of several options dairy farmers are using to meet looming nitrogen leaching reduction targets. Nitrogen is a key nutrient to grow grass on farms, but when there is more in the soil than plants can use it is at risk of leaching into groundwater, or runs off into [...]

Dairy farmers tackle nitrogen loss2019-01-31T12:06:08+13:00

New report values the benefits of OVERSEER®

From Fertiliser Matters, Issue 69  In early February the OVERSEER® owners (MPI, AgResearch and the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand) released an independent report quantifying some of the benefits associated with New Zealand’s nutrient budgeting support tool, OVERSEER. Independent consultant Phil Journeaux of AgFirst Waikato conducted three months’ worth of field research to compile the report, which included interviewing 28 [...]

New report values the benefits of OVERSEER®2017-08-09T10:57:43+13:00

Overseer farming programme revamped and funding boosted

by Gerald Hutching  stuff.co.nz, 7 August 2015 Nutrient-budgeting programme Overseer has been given a funding boost of $750,000 and been revamped. The 15-year-old farming tool will be run by a not-for-profit company and its annual budget is now $2.25 million.Overseer is jointly owned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand (FANZ) and AgResearch Limited.The [...]

Overseer farming programme revamped and funding boosted2017-08-09T10:57:43+13:00