Thursday, July 7, 2022

Technology


Turning problems into agritech opportunities

Turning problems into agritech opportunities

ByTony BennyJul 4, 2022
New Zealand agritech companies are well-placed to lead solutions to problems confronting global agriculture but will make more progress if they partner with overseas players, Callaghan Innovation chief executive Vic Crone told a recent webinar put on by B.linc, Lincoln…

Alternative nitrogen sources on trial

ByAnnette ScottJun 30, 2022
A series of on-farm trials will explore a range of alternative nitrogen inputs. The industry is seeing increasing pressure to reduce nitrogen inputs and the price of synthetic N is…

Funding for elusive black gold

ByRichard RennieJun 29, 2022
New Zealand truffle growing has a past clothed in a level of secrecy and rumour that Opotiki couple Annette Munday and Matiu Hudson are keen to dispel.  Munday recounts how…

Be in control of your financial goals

ByGuest writerJun 29, 2022
If asked what the most important aspect of your farming business is, what would you say? Farming for profit would obviously rank highly alongside guardianship of and managing the environment,…


Red meat more nutritious than alternatives – study

Red meat more nutritious than alternatives – study

ByStaff reporterJun 28, 2022
A new study has found red meat is a better source of protein than a processed plant-based alternative. Findings from…
Resisting the antibiotic bug

Resisting the antibiotic bug

ByRichard RennieJun 22, 2022
When it came to studying just how prevalent AMR is on New Zealand dairy farms, Rose Collis took a “whole…
Active living unit drives profits for Fonterra

Active living unit drives profits for Fonterra

ByHugh StringlemanJun 20, 2022
Fonterra’s active living unit in the NZMP division is one of the value-add businesses that will deliver on the company’s…
Using drones to combat herd home mould

Using drones to combat herd home mould

ByRoss NollyJun 20, 2022
Farm technology continues to forge ahead in leaps and bounds and the use of drones in the agriculture sector is…
Adding value through energy

Adding value through energy

ByCheyenne NicholsonJun 20, 2022
Each year 52 million tonnes of carbon is produced by agricultural machinery. Our reliance on fossil fuels to grow and…
Bacteria research could be a game-changer

Bacteria research could be a game-changer

ByStaff reporterJun 16, 2022
Researchers are eyeing up a promising new approach to tackling harmful bacteria on farms that could mean big savings in…
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