Farming News

Dairy meeting most water quality targets

It will be important for the dairy companies to provide more support and resources to farmers The dairy industry is taking its commitments to water quality improvement seriously.

Farmhand graduate praises training

Farmhand graduate praises training

''Oh, mate, I'm just overwhelmingly chuffed,'' a delighted Emma Hollamby said after graduating from the inaugural Farmhand training programme.

Invention keeps irrigators stable

Invention keeps irrigators stable

It looks deceptively simple but it has the potential to prevent hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to irrigators.

Break crops lift productivity

Break crops lift productivity

Arable growers must think beyond individual crops, work in a two to four-year time frame and capture the synergies from one crop to another, Australian researcher John Kirkegaard told those who attended the Foundation for Arable Research's (FAR) field day last week.

National success for accidental auctioneer

National success for accidental auctioneer

Persistence paid off for Cam Bray at the Canterbury A&P Show last month. The PGG Wrightson auctioneer won the Heartland Bank Young Auctioneers Competition, held during the 152nd annual show, at his third attempt, beating seven other auctioneers from throughout the country.

Hundreds attend Crops 2014 expo

Hundreds attend Crops 2014 expo

People from all areas of the arable industry converged on Mid Canterbury farmland last week to catch the latest news on arable research, cultivars, chemicals, fertiliser and machinery.

Rotation of herbicides recommended

Chemical groups must be rotated if herbicide resistance is to be avoided, the arable industry was told at last week's Foundation for Arable Research (Far) field day at Chertsey.

Ways to cut spray drift many, expo-goers told

Ways to cut spray drift many, expo-goers told

Spray drift is avoidable, with many technologies available to reduce unwanted drift, regardless of the application.

Anti-psyllid mesh proves effective

Anti-psyllid mesh proves effective

Fine plastic mesh covering is proving effective in controlling the tomato/potato psyllid on potato crops.

Mint Lamb honours for Texel stud owner

His lamb might have been judged the most tender and juiciest in Canterbury but Paul Gardner still prefers hogget on his dining table.

Effects on maize yield of water deficit, waterlogging discussed

Effects on maize yield of water deficit, waterlogging discussed

Maize yield will fall by 22kg of dry matter per hectare for every 1mm of soil moisture deficit.

Long dry spell shows need forwater storage

The extended dry spell across New Zealand highlights the need for further storage projects based on alpine water systems, IrrigationNZ says.

Looking at increasing barley yield

Research looking at double cropping barley in one season is being conducted this year.

Cereal yields dependent on more grain per square metre

Cereal yields dependent on more grain per square metre

Our work at NIAB with synthetic wheat is truly ground-breaking and offers a non-genetically modified way forward.

Alliance Group picks new head

Alliance Group picks new head

The Alliance Group has announced its replacement for departing chief executive Grant Cuff.

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