Farming News

Keep eyes peeled for black grass

Keep eyes peeled for black grass

If there is any chance of the invasive plant pest black grass appearing in Mid Canterbury, it is most likely to show its face this season, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Scholarship great opportunity

Scholarship great opportunity

Georgia Davies is urging young New Zealanders to get involved in agricultural and pastoral shows, after winning a Lady Diana Isaac Scholarship at last year's Canterbury show.

Selwyn's 1600 home consents a record

Selwyn's building boom is continuing, four years on from the first Canterbury earthquake.

Limited-nutrients meeting drawcard

Farming within nutrient limits is proving to be a hot topic for North Canterbury sheep and beef farmers.

35-year affair with eucalypts

35-year affair with eucalypts

Thirty-five years ago, Dipton sheep farmer Graham Milligan decided to plant a few eucalypt trees on stony ground next to the Oreti River, where his paddocks seemed to be always either flooded or burnt off.

Generations of shearing in Brett's family blood

Generations of shearing in Brett's family blood

Brett Roberts was destined to a shearer.

Essential skills list under review

The ability to employ doctors and nurses from overseas to fill New Zealand vacancies is under review.

Field day to give insight into rural work

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) is to hold its second field day on September 17 at Brian Hughes' yard at Waimatua, near Invercargill, from 10am to 3pm.

Ever bigger horticultureneeds more cool storage

Cool Storage is an important part of the horticulture sector, and as the industry grows, the need for it increases, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Peter Silcock says.

Perfect spot for pinot noir

Perfect spot for pinot noir

For Bald Hills Vineyard owners Blair and Estelle Hunt, it all began with their love of wine.

Partnership forms to meet agriculture worker expansion

The North Island-based Taratahi agricultural training centre has teamed up with the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to form a new training partnership in the Deep South.

Catching the rural vote

Catching the rural vote

Southern Rural Life approached all the political parties fielding candidates in the Waitaki, Clutha-Southland and Te Tai Tonga electorates during this year's elections, and asked them the following two agricultural-related questions. All but one of the 11 parties approached responded by deadline.

NZ exports to EU may face stricter pesticide standards

NZ exports to EU may face stricter pesticide standards

New Zealand's fruit and vegetable export trade to Europe could be affected by as much as $600 million if a proposed European Union (EU) reduction of some pesticide residue levels on imported food goes ahead, Agcarm chief executive Graeme Peters says.

NZ possum hits fashion catwalk

NZ possum hits fashion catwalk

With apologies to Dame Edna, it's Goodbye Possums.

Lavender: The sweet smell of success

Two novice lavender growers from Central Otago nearly stole the show at this year's New Zealand Lavender Growers Association awards.

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