Farming News

Rural drivers to be targeted

Rural drivers to be targeted

Canterbury police will be paying particular attention to drivers in rural areas over the summer in a bid to prevent road deaths.

Japanese get real feel for wool

Japanese get real feel for wool

Japanese retail chain Muji sent representatives to Timaru last week to visit Cavalier Woolscourers Ltd, the biggest and most modern facility of its type in New Zealand.

Chemicals tax to curb usage

Chemicals tax to curb usage

Pesticide resistance in Danish arable crops may increase following the introduction of a new tax system aimed at reducing the use of harmful products according to a Danish scientist.

Diversification keeps Simpsons on Balmoral

Diversification keeps  Simpsons on Balmoral

High country farmers traditionally face two significant challenges - the harsh conditions in which they must wrest a living from the land and how to make it pay for their children and their children's children.

Effluent tests as fertiliser

Dairy effluent could have lots of benefits for cropping farms, but it is important to understand how its nutrients are released, according to Craig Tregartha, of Plant and Food Research.

Irrigation extension commissioning

Irrigation extension commissioning

The North Otago Irrigation Co is commissioning its 385ha expansion this week.

Options on table after red weaners don't sell

Options on table after red weaners don't sell

An unforeseen lack of demand for red weaners last autumn means a high country farming couple will weigh up their options for future deer management policies.

Top of the south for Farmax consultancy

Top of the south for Farmax consultancy

Simon Glennie reckons he does his farming vicariously through his clients.

Pest plant black-grass surveillance continues

Although there has been no sign of the invasive pest plant black-grass in Mid Canterbury, surveillance will continue.

Knowledge key to future of station in high country

For Balmoral Station owner Andrew Simpson knowledge is key to making the best decisions for the future.

Isolation of women key issue for new Rural Women deputy

A desire to prevent the isolation of women living in rural areas is just one of the driving forces for Rural Women New Zealand's new vice-president.

Big decisions to be made by irrigation area landowners

Landowners in the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme command area have some big decisions to make.

Feed management needed after spring

North Canterbury farmers say they are experiencing ''an average season'', despite a challenging spring.

Ecan agrees on water quality management

They're here. The anxiously-awaited Environment Canterbury water quality rules have been decided.

102nd Banks Peninsula A&P Show place to be

102nd Banks Peninsula A&P Show place to be

Crowds are expected to flock to Little River on Saturday, January 18.

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