Friday, July 1, 2022

Arable


Alternative nitrogen sources on trial

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 on the rise, as well as the impending introduction of…

Oat milk cementing itself as preferred dairy alternative

Plant-based milk continues to grow in popularity, with oat milk slowly edging closer to being the preferred dairy-based milk substitute after soy and almond milk dominated the market’s rise five…

Hemp still facing regulatory roadblocks

ByAnnette ScottJun 1, 2022
The global hemp industry is expected to grow to $65 billion by 2030 and with the right approach and regulatory system New Zealand could enjoy a large piece of the…

High arable returns yet to be banked

ByAnnette ScottMay 20, 2022
Figures from the latest arable industry marketing initiative (AIMI) highlight the impact unfavourable weather had on this season’s harvest yields. The report shows New Zealand cereal grain yields were down…


Global grain chaos

Global grain chaos

ByAnnette ScottMay 20, 2022
Grain prices are soaring to historic highs but growers are cautious amidst predictions the true costs of inputs inflation are…
Contractors navigate maize costs

Contractors navigate maize costs

ByGerald PiddockMay 18, 2022
Two of Waikato’s biggest rural contractors want the arable industry to update its maize growing contracts to account for the…
Farming with passion and precision

Farming with passion and precision

ByAnnette ScottMay 18, 2022
The Mackenzie family farm, Greenvale Pastures, could easily be called the home of precision agriculture. Craige and Roz Mackenzie took…
Merger for health and protection associations

Merger for health and protection associations

ByStaff reporterApr 19, 2022
Agcarm president Gavin Kerr says it is the right time to unite the organisations representing animal health and crop protection…
Oats a base to boost lactation

Oats a base to boost lactation

ByRichard RennieApr 12, 2022
When Wendy Poon found herself as a young mum with her first child five years ago, she faced the reality…
Industry weighs impact of tough milling wheat harvest

Industry weighs impact of tough milling wheat harvest

ByAnnette ScottMar 18, 2022
New Zealand imports about 70% of its milling wheat, the bulk, 90%, of this going into the North Island is…
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