Sprout offers accelerator to argitech start-ups

Farm to fork agritech start-ups nationally and internationally are being encouraged to come forward for the next cohort of the Sprout Accelerator. The Sprout Accelerator benefits agritech businesses that have a prototype and existing revenue, but need...... Read More

Opening the farm gates in Pyes Pa

When sharemilkers Reece and Tash Cox open up their gates to a sold out crowd on Sunday, their main goal will be to educate the public on the agriculture industry. The Pyes Pa-based farm is participating in Fonterra’s Open Gate scheme. The...... Read More

How precision agriculture can help deliver results

Utilising precision agriculture systems to maximise nutrient efficiency in his farming operations is how Craige Mackenzie increases their productivity and profit. And he says it’s not about high, intensive farming or broad acre – “it’s...... Read More

Research to develop easy-to-use freshwater sensor

Enabling farmers to have more individual control over monitoring of their freshwater and subsequently adjusting their land management practices for individual pasture – to reduce nitrate and phosphate leaching – is the crux of research being...... Read More

Free effluent expo not to be missed

Farmers nationwide are invited to the NZ Effluent Expo Event this month – offering almost 100 exhibitors that specialise in intensive farm systems, effluent, its design, management and application from all over the country in one spot for two...... Read More

An advocate for rural contractors in NZ

The new vice president of Rural Contractors New Zealand, Helen Slattery, brings nearly 20 years of first-hand rural contracting experience to the role, and a depth of academic knowledge which she’s continually adding to. She’s been on the...... Read More

Growing kumara in Rotorua

Food grown locally, by locals, is at the heart of Kai Rotorua’s work. Founding member Jasmin Jackson says Kai Rotorua, and its predecessor the Rotorua Food Network, came about from a shared passion for sustainable food. One of their main projects...... Read More

Wildlife sanctuary keeps Chelsea busy

Driving Creek Conservation Park won’t be hidden gem for much longer if conservation team leader Chelsea Kokshoorn has her way. A few hundred people visited the 1.6ha predator-fenced wildlife sanctuary last year. But with plans to increase visitor...... Read More

Guardians of the Mangawhea Stream

More than 25 years ago Matamata farmers Sandra and Rod McKinnon committed to the ongoing protection of the Mangawhea Stream that runs through their property, Oakstone Hinuera Ltd. It was in their original mission statement. Today the McKinnons are...... Read More

Further certainty on water policy critical

IrrigationNZ supports the new Essential Freshwater strategy, but says further certainty on water policy is critical to ensure farmers continue to invest in on-farm environmental improvements to achieve water quality targets. Government Ministers David...... Read More




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