Thursday, May 19, 2022

Innovation


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 over the Mid Canterbury farm from Craige’s parents Alastair and Noeline, having initially farmed together as a family through the…

AgResearch embraces Mātauranga Māori with new research group

ByStaff reporterMay 17, 2022
Crown Research Institute AgResearch has launched a new Māori Research and Partnerships Group to help incorporate Mātauranga Māori into its existing science structures. Its head Ariana Estoras says Mātauranga Māori…

Thriving in any situation

ByRoss NollyMay 17, 2022
The need to reduce bobby calf numbers has prompted many dairy farmers to look at alternative beef breeds that will give them a point of difference from finishers that use…

Recycling ramps up for Teatseal treatments

ByRichard RennieMay 17, 2022
As the drying-off period for dairy cows approaches, a recycling initiative headed up by animal health company Zoetis will be doubling down on keeping plastic waste out of landfills. This…


Putting water on the map

Putting water on the map

BySamantha TennentMay 17, 2022
Losing nutrients before they can be utilised on-farm is costly to a business and can have an adverse impact on…
The ag sector’s budget 2022 wish list is for science

The ag sector’s budget 2022 wish list is for science

ByBusinessDeskMay 16, 2022
If increasing productivity is the name of the Government’s game, then the agriculture sector’s wish list for Budget 2022 is…
Construction of Olam factory in Tokoroa on track

Construction of Olam factory in Tokoroa on track

ByStaff reporterMay 16, 2022
Construction of Olam Food Ingredients’ (OFI) plant in Tokoroa is well underway and on track to open for the start…
Researcher digs up magic compounds in NZ produce

Researcher digs up magic compounds in NZ produce

ByRichard RennieMay 11, 2022
Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Odette Shaw admits she lacks green thumbs when it comes to growing the key…
Funding for cherry health study

Funding for cherry health study

ByStaff reporterMay 6, 2022
An eight-month project to explore the bioactive properties of New Zealand cherries to better understand their potential health benefits has…
New company delivers vegan-friendly choc milk option

New company delivers vegan-friendly choc milk option

ByAnnette ScottMay 4, 2022
Daniel Williams long dreamed of inventing his own boutique business and the brainstorm for that opportunity popped up when his…
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