Category: Rural

Growing Good Dirt

When a young Gordon Rajendram took a casual summer job at Ruakura Research Centre, no-one involved had any inkling that he would go on to be a research trailblazer and a leading expert around soil fertility.  Although that summer job was undertaken while studying for his first degree at Waikato University – Ruakura Reserarch Centre went on to play a pivotal role in Gordon’s career and he ended up working at the prestigious Research Centre

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New Zealand company Profile Fertilisers Ltd has developed a NZ first with their new product Elevate.

Raising the innovation standard of fertiliser development has been the aim for Profile Fertilisers since their beginning in 2018 A new product ‘Elevate’ is an exciting development and has excelled during early test trials  Elevate is just one of a range of fertiliser products that have been designed by the Profile team Profile have manufacturing plants located in Pahiatua and Dannevirke The Developers Dr Gordon Rajendram The development of Profile Fertiliser products has been overseen

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New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ provide practical guidance on how to manage several sheep shearing risks.

Farmers who shear thousands of sheep each year are at high risk of injury. However, with the correct techniques, fitness and equipment care there are ways to manage the risks says New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd. A lot of sheep shearing accidents occur due to inadequate technique when handling sheep or using poorly kept equipment. “People who do not have enough practical experience in handling sheep should be trained and

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Important factors for soil nutrient retention – New Zealand’s leading Independent Fertiliser Consultant Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr. Gordon Rajendram PhD.

Waikato-based Soil Scientist Gordon Rajendram PhD is considered one of New Zealand’s experts in soil fertility. He is committed to helping New Zealand farmers get the most out of their soil so that their farm can work more proficiently, be sustainable while still increasing farm profitability. Dr. Gordon Rajendram worked at AgResearch, Ruakura Research Centre, Hamilton.  He has developed two field calibrated soil tests (N & S) which are used for agronomic advice in NZ

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Safe use of tractors with New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd.

If you work with farm tractors, it’s vitally important to know of the risks they pose and to know how to effectively eliminate or minimise those risks says New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ. On average, six to seven farmers are killed every year in New Zealand farms while using tractors. and many hundreds more have been seriously injured due to improper use. As farm health and safety professionals, AgSafe share some important tips

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Training helps keep everyone on the farm safe says New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd.

Regular and accurate training is key in keeping everyone on your farm safe says New Zealand’s leading farm consultants, AgSafe NZ. “As an employer you must have a training process in place or supervise employees so they can do their work in a safe way,” says Jim Findlay, Rural Consultant for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd. The employer or managers of the workplace have a responsibility to inform people doing work about the hazards of the

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