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Technical Series showcases the latest research projects that are helping to create a more productive and sustainable dairy sector. The magazine’s focus is on moving science from theory into action – giving farmers real tools to improve their businesses. Order and download your copies below.
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Nitrogen fertiliser use: the right amount, in the right place, at the right time.
The interaction between plants and animals, best irrigation practice and meeting nitrogen leaching reductions while retaining a profitable system.
This issue covers Endometritis: diagnosis, prevalence and solutions.
This issue covers catch crops for production and environmental benefits.
Sustainability and recycling
Inside Dairy and Technical Series are printed on paper that’s produced using Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF), Forest Stewardship Council-certified (FSC®) mixed source pulp from responsible sources, and manufactured under the strict ISO14001 Environmental Management System. Inside Dairy and Technical Series are printed using vegetable inks.
DairyNZ posts these magazines in a 100% degradable (not biodegradable) plastic wrap to protect them from the elements. The plastic wrap is manufactured in New Zealand and has a recycle code of 4 LDPE (low-density polyethylene), meaning it is acceptable for soft plastic recycling through participating stores, such as supermarkets. You can find your nearest collection centre at recycling.kiwi.nz/solutions/soft-plastics
Also, you may be able to include the wrap in your household recycling. Check out www.recycle.co.nz to see if your local council can accept this plastic wrap.
Like you, DairyNZ is concerned about the materials we use and we’re looking at moving away from plastic in the long term. We’re considering several non-plastic options but they come with their own difficulties. For example, a paper envelope won’t offer protection against rain, so magazines will go soggy if left sitting in a wet letterbox. Also, the adhesives used with envelope labels are an environmental consideration, and many window envelopes contain plastic. We’d love to hear about any non-plastic posting options you’ve seen that might work for us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org