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Managing Your Waterways: Fencing & Planting Riparian Areas

Riparian areas, or waterway margins, are the strip of land that runs alongside waterways. If you have any waterways on your land, managing your riparian areas is something to consider.

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New Zealand Rural Fencing Laws

Fencing is an area that can cause major issues, because if is something that both neighbours need to agree on. Discover the fencing law basics to help you out when fencing your rural property.

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How to achieve the best from spring growth

Manage the surge of growth in spring & early summer by converting it into live weight gain while it is green, leafy and growing in the paddock.

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The best way to plant a shelterbelt

Discover the benefits of shelterbelts, and how correct establishment, density & maintenance of one can help your property or farm.

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What to do when your water pump breaks down

Depending on your needs a new pump can set you back over $500 just for a medium sized home. It is something worth spending a bit more money on given the amount of use and how important water can be.

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Farming wisdom I wish I’d known at the start

Five pieces of advice for beginner farmers, that other farmers wish they'd known at the start.

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How to pick the right gumboots

Discover the world of gumboots and make sure you don't get yourself just any pair... get yourself the RIGHT pair.

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Thinking about a career in Farm Management & Agribusiness?

The Rural chats with Lincoln University Farm Management & Agribusiness lecturer Guy Trafford to find out how studying Farm Management & Agribusiness might further your agricultural career.

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How to protect your farm from arsonists

With a suspected outbreak of arson in Mid-Canterbury, farmers are asked to be extra vigilant. Here are some ways to protect your farm from arson.

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Why you should get yourself a farming mentor | RD4 The First Time

Books and the internet are great for finding out what you need to do, but even with all the fantastic things you find here, it still helps to have someone tell you how to do it.

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