Eco-N codex discussions welcomed

The return of Eco-N for use on New Zealand pastures would be a boon for farmers and efforts to protect waterways, says Federated Farmers environment spokesperson Chris Allen. “Federated Farmers strongly supports any such move,” says Chris. “It...... Read More

Boosting mid-rise timber construction

A new programme aiming to boost mid-rise building construction using New Zealand-engineered and panelised framing timber will deliver a range of regional, social, environmental and other benefits too. Red Stag Investments Ltd, a company with its roots...... Read More

Beyond the gates of Owl Farm

Owl Farm has been part of St Peter’s School at Cambridge for more than eight decades. From 1936 its purpose was to feed 200-odd boys boarding at the school. Orchards and the dairy unit were part of the school’s self-sufficiency. Today...... Read More

Mike leaves FAR role but not the industry

In 2006, when Mike Parker took over the role of Maize and Agrichemical project manager at the Foundation for Arable Research, he brought with him extensive qualifications and experience in the field. Now, in 2018, as he retires from the role, he leaves...... Read More

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




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