United Fresh researchers followed a punnet of strawberries from grower to retailer and now they intend to do the same for lettuce.
A requirement to remove a stand of large macrocarpa trees which were posing a safety risk has been turned into a major regeneration project at Aparima School in Riverton.
People of all ages pitched in to plant a rest area on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail through North Otago farmland last week.
Lindsay Green, of Timaru, spent a lifetime working in the grain and seed industry, when there was great reliance on people's knowledge without the aid of technology.
One of the main benefits of entering the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition, is confidence, co-ordinator Grant McKay says.
There is an untapped market in New Zealand for high oleic sunflower oil and it is looking like a highly viable rotation crop, says Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) which is trialling the regal...
Wild Earth Wines' success at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards earlier this month proves Central Otago wines can age gracefully, marketing and sales manager Elbert Jolink says.
Mark and Madeline Anderson are trialing a pasture mix that includes sunflowers as a method of soil regeneration and as an alternative polyculture forage on their Waiwera Gorge dairy farm.
A pilot project helping farmers make the most of the One Billion Trees Fund has generated a lot of interest.
Some of the latest in New Zealand and Dutch pipfruit sorting and packing technology has been installed in an Ettrick packhouse, encouraging greater efficiencies and productivity, without losing staff.
Farmers are able to apply for grants to subsidise their tree planting programmes through the One Billion Trees initiative, which was launched in November.
Central Otago pipfruit business CAJ van der Voort will tonight celebrate the official opening of its state-of-the-art upgraded packing facility.
Central Otago's grape harvest is well under way and recent dry conditions are having barely any effect, Central Otago Winegrowers Association past president James Dicey says.
Grapes are now ripe for the picking, as the first day of autumn also marked day one of grape harvesting in Central Otago.
PGG-Wrightson (PGW) has reported a profit plunge after its soon-to-be-sold Seed and Grain division delivered an $8.6 million loss, paring overall first-half profit down to $320,000.
Onions New Zealand has received support from the Ministry of Primary Industry's Sustainable Farming Fund to investigate ways to reduce the use of agrichemicals within the onion industry.