Ballance takes on new digitisation strategy

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced changes to its lead team that reinforce digitisation as core to the co-operative and the future competitiveness of New Zealand farming.  Ballance Agri-Nutrients chief executive Mark Wynne says the creation...... Read More

Get set to see the future of farming…

Those heading to Fieldays on June 13-16 at Mystery Creek will get a chance to see the future of farming first-hand– from grassroots innovations through to the larger, international innovations. Entries to the 2018 National Agricultural Fieldays...... Read More

Partnership for NZ’s premier agricultural event

New Zealand National Fieldays Society, owner of the iconic Fieldays event in June, has a new partner in the form of Massey University. The university and society signed the three-year initial term agreement earlier this month, ahead of the first Society...... Read More

Fieldays foot-traffic leaves huge economic impact

Thousands of people head to Fieldays – and walk the endless streets in search of the best bargains for agricultural services, equipment and knowhow – but does this really make an economic impact to the New Zealand economy? Yes, it does,...... Read More

Trust farms in perfect balance for success

Waikato’s Te Raparahi Trust is in the enviable position of yielding some of the country’s best milk, following a three-year programme to balance the soil biology on its four dairy farms. Good management and the correction of the biology...... Read More

EPA approves methyl bromide reassessment

An application to decide whether grounds exist for a reassessment of the controversial timber and log fumigant methyl bromide has been approved by an Environmental Protection Authority decision-making committee last month. Methyl bromide, an extremely...... Read More

How to feed 10 billion with agritech advances

How New Zealand can meet the challenge of feeding some of the predicted global population of 10 billion by 2050, will be a major focus at a Techweek event in Tauranga in May. World-leading meat, dairy and horticultural industries have established NZ’s...... Read More

AVOCO delivers growers a record OGR

A record Orchard Gate Return payout to growers has reinforced Avoco’s solid reputation as New Zealand’s leading avocado exporter. Last month the Avoco – which is the trademark name for The New Zealand Avocado Company Ltd – supply...... Read More

Joining forces to carry on the great work provided

Katikati-based avocado orchard service provider and harvester Avoworks is under new management. After 23 years in the horticulture business, Katikati locals Michael Darling and wife Carolyn have announced their departure from the Bay of Plenty and...... Read More

Getting gains in production

Tim Parsons grew up in Tauranga. Future wife Melissa was raised in England. Neither came from farming backgrounds. Today the 2018 Central Plateau Share Farmers of the Year have achieved impressive results on the Tokoroa farm they contract milk 950...... Read More




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