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Have you heard about Ecotain® environmental plantain, but want to know more about how to implement it on your farm?  Agricom is hosting four free events for farmers and rural consultants at Culverden, Bankside (near Rakaia), Temuka and Papakaio (near Oamaru) on Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, and Friday 14 September. These events are designed to provide information on the benefits ...

A plantain that started life as a common weed has been recognised for its contribution to the future of farming with an Innovation Award from Fieldays.  Ecotain® is an environmentally functional plantain that significantly reduces nitrogen leaching on livestock farms. It was officially launched in September 2017 when proprietary seed company Agricom announced major research fi ...

New independent research findings continue to highlight the nitrogen mitigating effects of Ecotain™ environmental plantain, with one study showing it halved the concentration of urinary nitrogen in cows. In September 2017, proprietary seed company Agricom announced major research findings that showed Ecotain can significantly reduce nitrogen leaching from urine patches on live ...

At the foot of the Kaimai Ranges lies the Troughton dairy farm. Ben and Sarah Troughton sharemilk 500 cows on the 200-hectare property, which is owned by Ben’s parents Terry and Margaret Troughton and has been in the family for more than 100 years. A lot has changed over the last century, and the current generation of Troughtons are embracing a variety of sustainable and envir ...

NSentinel 4 & Ecotain

Nitrogen management with the power of 4.