Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Crops


Keep an eye out for plant pest

Keep an eye out for plant pest

ByAnnette ScottApr 28, 2022
Fall armyworm (FAW) caterpillars were first found in Tauranga last month and now also identified on sweet corn and maize volunteers at two properties in Waikato. Sweet corn and maize growers across the North Island are being asked to keep…

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 sourced from Australia.As farmers move on from one of the…

Using science to identify forage value

ByStaff reporterMar 7, 2022
Massey University Masters student Gregory Coleman is part of a five-year research project, where he is helping identify a faster and more cost-effective process for farmers to test nutritive qualities…

Growers wary of Russia-Ukraine conflict

ByAnnette ScottMar 4, 2022
UWG chair Brian Leadley says overall it has been a poor harvest and coupled with the Russia-Ukraine conflict it is expected there will be major pressure in supply and demand,…


Forage bananas tick most boxes

Forage bananas tick most boxes

ByHugh StringlemanFeb 28, 2022
Researcher Grant Rennie shows his cutting and nutritional trial of bananas as a fodder crop.The use of bananas on dairy…
Dovi wreaks havoc on crops

Dovi wreaks havoc on crops

ByAnnette ScottFeb 16, 2022
Andrew Fisher is expecting clover yields to be down 40% with heads disappearing into the foliage and sprouting happening. Photo:…
Harvest hit by early rains

Harvest hit by early rains

ByAnnette ScottJan 20, 2022
Canterbury cropping farmer Chris Rickard checks on his kale seed crop being harvested by neighbouring farmer Eric Watson. Photo: Annette…
Cannabis grower Puro NZ gains organic status

Cannabis grower Puro NZ gains organic status

ByStaff reporterDec 16, 2021
Puro Kēkerengū cultivation manager Winston Macfarlane and quality and compliance manager Wendy Tilman at Puro’s Kēkerengū sitePuro NZ has been…
Grower opportunity as craft beer market expands

Grower opportunity as craft beer market expands

ByAnnette ScottDec 9, 2021
Deep Creek Brewing co-founder Paul Brown says current production constraints have prevented the company from meeting global demand for its…
Funding for Māori agribusiness project

Funding for Māori agribusiness project

ByStaff reporterNov 30, 2021
MPI director of Māori Agribusiness Robyn Meehan says the area has fertile soils and huge potential for high-value horticulture, generating…
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