Duvauchelle A&P Show president Mike Tapley is looking
forward to next month's centennial show, after three years in
The Duvauchelle A&P Society is marking its centennial
next month, but it has been hosting shows for 145 years.
Crowds are expected to flock to Little River on Saturday,
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
North Canterbury farmers say they are experiencing ''an
average season'', despite a challenging spring.
They're here. The anxiously-awaited Environment Canterbury
water quality rules have been decided.
Landowners in the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme command area
have some big decisions to make.
Earthworms burrowing and feeding activity modifies the soil
environment and can positively influence the nutrient
absorption capacity of roots.
Warren Ayers believes Perendale New Zealand's progeny test
will lead to the betterment of the breed.
Mark Ferguson may be trying to help provide the perfect sheep
- but he also reckons he has the perfect job.
The 0.5ha-sized Southern Field Days Event Centre being
constructed at the Waimumu site is expected to be completed
by Christmas, project co-ordinator and SFD committee member
Stan MacGibbon says.
Pasture cover has been key to reducing the rabbit population
on Earnscleugh Station, research scientist Barrie Wills says.
Marlborough entrepreneur and winemaker Peter Yealands has won
the prestigious Lincoln University Foundation South Island
Farmer of the Year Award for 2013.
The future of the red meat sector lies in the hands of
farmers, a meeting in Omakau was told last week.
A new research programme for pipfruit, kiwifruit and summer
fruit is expected to see potential yield increases of between
50% and 150% by 2025.
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