Plantain potential to reduce emissions

Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists in New Zealand have found.
Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists in New Zealand have found.
Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates slow, pasture growth rates decline and there is increased grazing pressure on any irrigated areas of the farm.
23 Mar 19 Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates slow, pasture growth rates decline and there is increased grazing...
GIVING South Australia's primary producers access to genetically-modified pasture varieties would be a game-changer for the dairy industry, dairyfarmer Rick Gladigau says.
05 Mar 19 GIVING South Australia's primary producers access to genetically-modified pasture varieties would be a game-changer for the dairy industry, dairyfarmer Rick Gladigau says.
A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture.
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture.
A new definition of
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
The first reaction by farmers and consultants when looking at and assessing silage is to pick up a handful and smell it.
05 Nov 18 The first reaction by farmers and consultants when looking at and assessing silage is to pick up a handful and smell it.
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.
02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.
The keys to making the most of silage include producing quality feed, ensuring the feeding infrastructure is right and managing feeding.
02 Nov 18 The keys to making the most of silage include producing quality feed, ensuring the feeding infrastructure is right and managing feeding.
A research team from the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture responsible for conducting modelling work to test and validate Fert$mart nitrogen best management practices provide an insight into how these latest guidelines have been prepared and relate to the various dairy regions.
01 Nov 18 A research team from the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture responsible for conducting modelling work to test and validate Fert$mart nitrogen best management...
The following best management practices were developed to ensure maximum nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), while also minimising avoidable environmental losses.
01 Nov 18 The following best management practices were developed to ensure maximum nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), while also minimising avoidable environmental losses.
When ensiling forages such as high-moisture corn or reconstituted grain, the main outcome is to produce a palatable, waste-free and high-quality product.
01 Nov 18 When ensiling forages such as high-moisture corn or reconstituted grain, the main outcome is to produce a palatable, waste-free and high-quality product.
At a time when feed represents 40-60 per cent of milk production costs, every gram of nutrient counts.
30 Oct 18 At a time when feed represents 40-60 per cent of milk production costs, every gram of nutrient counts.
While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible.
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as...
Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right.
12 Sep 18 Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right.
With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower, Vic.
04 Jul 18 Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower,...
Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
29 Jun 18 Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
30 May 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
29 May 18 Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
A VICTORIAN-based ag-tech business has launched an ambitious new project to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms by up to 80 per cent.
29 May 18 A VICTORIAN-based ag-tech business has launched an ambitious new project to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms by up to 80 per cent.
DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria.
03 Apr 18 DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria.
Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
03 Apr 18 Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
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Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists in New Zealand have found.
10:39 AM Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions,...
Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates slow, pasture growth rates decline and there is increased grazing pressure on any irrigated areas of the farm. 
23 Mar 19 Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates...
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The $1 a litre milk has already forced closure of numerous dairy farms. Lion Dairy & Drinks
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...