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Drier project at BioActive Soils opened today

March 29, 2021 Share

Invercargill MP Penny Simmonds says the opening today of a new $250,000 drier project at BioActive Soils, at Kennington, is a positive step forward for the biological fertiliser company.

“This Southland-made, locally designed and built drier will not only increase efficiency for the company, but will also allow them to meet the increasing demand for their product.

“BioActive Soils produce innovative solid fertiliser products using biology sourced from open ocean fish and seaweed, and work with nature to deliver soil, plant, animal and environmental improvements for farming businesses.

“Their solid fertiliser reduces nitrogen input by up to 70 per cent, improved soil moisture, eliminates weeds and reduces vet bills, so the on farm benefits are significant.

“As our commitment to environmental farm management grows, products like this will become even more important to Southland farmers and it’s exciting to see this kind of innovation in our province.” 

National’s Agriculture spokesperson David Bennett joined Ms Simmonds in cutting the ribbon on the new project today. 

Visits were also made to Transport World, the Alliance Group and the Southland Demonstration Farm.

No choice but to delay winter grazing rules

March 18, 2021 Share

The Government has had no choice but to respond to the concerns of Southland famers around winter grazing rules, MP for Invercargill and National’s Associate Agriculture spokesperson Penny Simmonds says.

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