Thursday, April 25, 2024


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Grains a growing opportunity for Taranaki

Annette ScottOct 10, 2022
Venture Taranaki singles out grains, vegetables and legumes as having potential.

Keep an eye out for plant pest

Annette ScottApr 28, 2022
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.

Industry weighs impact of tough milling wheat harvest

Annette ScottMar 18, 2022
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.

Using science to identify forage value

Farmers WeeklyMar 7, 2022
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.


Growers wary of Russia-Ukraine conflict

Annette ScottMar 4, 2022
Cropping farmers are wrapping up one of the worst harvests they’ve seen.
Forage bananas tick most boxes

Forage bananas tick most boxes

Hugh StringlemanFeb 28, 2022
New Zealand cows do seem to like fruit and leaves of banana plants.
Andrew Fisher crouches down holding his damaged crop of clover.

Dovi wreaks havoc on crops

Annette ScottFeb 16, 2022
Arable farmers are fearing the worst harvest ever, as they desperately look for the sun to shine on their crops.
Canterbury cropping farmer Chris Rickard stands in his field of kale as behind him Eric Watson harvests it in a header.

Harvest hit by early rains

Annette ScottJan 20, 2022
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 Kēkerengū cultivation manager Winston Macfarlane and quality and compliance manager Wendy Tilman stand in front of a gate at Puro’s Kēkerengū site

Cannabis grower Puro NZ gains organic status

Farmers WeeklyDec 16, 2021
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.
Paul Brown stands holding a beer.

Grower opportunity as craft beer market expands

Annette ScottDec 9, 2021
Growing export demand for New Zealand craft beer is creating a new opportunity for local cropping farmers.
Robyn Meehan stands in front of trees and flaxes.

Funding for Māori agribusiness project

Farmers WeeklyNov 30, 2021
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 birds-eye view of two men standing in a field of Hemp.

Game-changer for NZ’s hemp industry

Annette ScottNov 26, 2021
A project targeting an internationally competitive hemp processing plant is tagged as a game-changer for the New Zealand hemp industry.