January 2024

The Importance of Mycorrhizal Fungi in New Zealand’s Native Ecosystems: Emphasising Soil Fertility and Farming Practices

An opinion piece by Dr Gordon Rajendram New Zealand’s native ecosystems are renowned for their uniqueness and biodiversity, and a hidden but crucial player in these ecosystems is mycorrhizal fungi, which plays a significant role in soil fertility in New Zealand. These remarkable organisms form symbiotic relationships with plants, aiding in nutrient uptake, disease resistance, […]

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Ashburton-based Agraforum NZ are Ready to Bring their Science and Products to The Southern Field Days next month.

The countdown is underway as Agraforum NZ gears up for its inaugural appearance at the Southern Field Days next month where it will not just be about showcasing revolutionary products; but also a vision that goes beyond economic benefits. This also marks a momentous return for the three-day Southern Field Days after a four-year hiatus. The

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Ashburton’s Agraforum’s Revolutionary Products: Cultivating Prosperity from the Ground Up

In the world of agriculture, Agraforum stands out as a beacon of innovation, offering a suite of groundbreaking products designed to transform the way we nurture our crops. With a focus on enhancing soil health and plant metabolism, Agraforum’s offerings are ushering in a new era of sustainable and high-yield farming. EnviroCal, a key player

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Agraforum NZ from Ashburton Are Set to Make Waves as First-Time Exhibitors at Waimumu Southern Field Days

It’s been a long-awaited moment for exhibitors and enthusiasts alike as the Southern Field Days site in Waimumu gears up for a spectacular event after a four-year hiatus. With anticipation building, Agraforum NZ is ready to make its mark as a first-time exhibitor at one of Southland’s biggest gatherings. Southern Field Days President Steve Henderson

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Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram States The Importance of Liming Your Land

In the heart of New Zealand’s scenic Hill Country, where lush pastures meet rolling landscapes, lies a crucial yet often overlooked factor in farm management—liming. Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a prominent Hamilton-based Soil Scientist, emphasises the pivotal role of lime application in transforming agricultural outcomes. This article explores the multifaceted benefits of liming, drawing on Dr.

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Restoring Soil Health in New Zealand’s Afforested Landscapes: Challenges and Opportunities by Hamilton-based leading soil scientist Dr. Gordon Rajendram

New Zealand, renowned for its stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems, is on a journey to restore the health of its afforested landscapes. Afforestation, the process of establishing forests on previously unforested land, has been a critical strategy for combating climate change and protecting the environment. However, the long-term health of these newly established forests relies

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Mitigating Soil Erosion in New Zealand: Strategies and Success Stories

An opinion piece by Hamilton-based leading soil scientist Dr. Gordon Rajendram, highlighting Soil fertility in New Zealand, Farm profitability, and Farming Practices in New Zealand. New Zealand’s picturesque landscapes, fertile soils, and thriving agriculture are iconic aspects of the nation’s identity. However, the country has faced challenges in recent years, notably concerning soil erosion, which

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