Is your soil toxic?

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Organic NZ Magazine: September/October 2014 Section: Gardening Author: Tremane Barr Tremane Barr in his vege garden after the February 2011 earthquake. His copy of Organic NZ arrived in the mail a few hours before the quake. (Photo: Tremane Barr)   … Read More

Amber light for dung beetles?

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Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2014 Section: Farming and horticulture Author: Dr Nick Waipara Dr Nick Waipara explores the biosecurity issues of introducing exotic dung beetles onto organic farms in New Zealand.   Recent months have seen the first of a … Read More

Editorial: TPPA smoke screen

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2014 Section: Regulars Author: Philippa Jamieson Smoking stinks. It kills about 5000 people in New Zealand a year, and causes or contributes to many ongoing health problems. Plain packaging of cigarettes has almost universal cross-party support … Read More

Hemp: The comeback crop

Organic NZ Magazine: November/December 2013 Section: Features Author: Rachel Rose Hemp is an ancient crop, grown for its fibre and put to thousands of uses. Unreasonably lumped in with cannabis, hemp was supplanted and restricted for nearly a hundred years … Read More

From a farmer’s heart

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Organic NZ Magazine: July/August 2013 Section: Farming and horticulture Author: Janette Perrett Janette Perrett shares her story of converting a Waikato dairy farm to organics As a family we have been dairy farming all our lives. Neil and I built … Read More

GE animal feed? No thanks!

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Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2013 Section: Farming and horticulture Author: Frank Rowson Frank Rowson, a veterinarian for 50 years, is a farm performance consultant for soil herbage, animals and humans.     Growing reliance on supplementary feeds Because chemical farming … Read More

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