Biosecurity New Zealand and primary sector partners are urging maize and corn growers to keep a close eye out for a crop-killing moth pest with potential to cost cropping farmers millions of dollars.
AS FARMERS move on from one of the most difficult harvest seasons, New Zealand must address its future food security, NZ grain and seed trade association (NZGSTA) general manager Thomas Chin says.
A scientific method already used widely across medicine and forensic science could provide a fast and cost effective way for New Zealand farmers to identify the nutritional value of native forage and exotic forage.
Cropping farmers are wrapping up one of the worst harvests they’ve seen.
Arable farmers are fearing the worst harvest ever, as they desperately look for the sun to shine on their crops.
A spell of ideal harvesting weather has been welcomed but Canterbury cropping farmers are counting the cost of the extended wet period in December that is denting crop yields.
Puro NZ has been granted BioGro Organic status for its outdoor cultivation, making it one of the world’s largest producers of organic medical cannabis and the only organic grower in Australasia.
Growing export demand for New Zealand craft beer is creating a new opportunity for local cropping farmers.
Crop trials have started as part of a major project to lift the productivity of Māori-owned land in the eastern Bay of Plenty.
A project targeting an internationally competitive hemp processing plant is tagged as a game-changer for the New Zealand hemp industry.