Saturday, April 20, 2024

Innovation


Recycled railway carriages get farmer back on track

Recycled railway carriages get farmer back on track

Federated FarmersMar 21, 2024
Railway carriages repurposed for bridges for those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle last year.

The next wave of Kiwi farming innovation

David EadeFeb 20, 2024
Our future place in the world may be defined by the quality of the meat and milk we help others to grow, says David Eade.

Better bung buster wins No 8 accolade

Neal WallaceFeb 19, 2024
From school project to a handy tool for dairy farmers.

Egg operation hatches Manawatū couple’s land plans 

Skipping the middleman and taking local produce direct to customers is paying off for Scott and Emma Jimmieson.


Tech meets need for less forestry slash

Tech meets need for less forestry slash

Richard RennieFeb 5, 2024
The forestry industry has met the slash challenge with clever use of existing tech.
Wine’s wasted grapes become a value add

Wine’s wasted grapes become a value add

Farmers WeeklyFeb 2, 2024
Researcher unpacks verjuice for New Zealand market.
Making room on the dairy shelf for alternatives

Making room on the dairy shelf for alternatives

Guest writerFeb 2, 2024
Existing ag production and new food technologies will in future exist side by side, says an AgResearch manager.
Europe to adapt rules for new gene tech 

Europe to adapt rules for new gene tech 

Farmers WeeklyJan 29, 2024
‘New genomic techniques’ to be governed by two protocols, one stricter than the other.
Cleaner energy for Fonterra’s Edendale site

Cleaner energy for Fonterra’s Edendale site

Farmers WeeklyJan 25, 2024
Co-op announces plans for electrode boiler at Southland plant.
Wool Impact launches navigator tool

Wool Impact launches navigator tool

Annette ScottJan 12, 2024
Aim is to connect individuals and businesses with the necessary expertise to bring innovative wool ideas to life.
A piece of Italy in North Otago

A piece of Italy in North Otago

Neal WallaceDec 18, 2023
Reda, the Italian fabric manufacturers and owners of Otamatapaio Station, celebrated 30 years on the property in true Italian style last month – by throwing a party.
Community wraps around new hop-growing operation

Community wraps around new hop-growing operation

Gerhard UysDec 18, 2023
A conversation over a pint sparked the idea for a hops farm in northern Southland. Soon the whole community was involved.
Veal initiative co-founder on the journey so far

Veal initiative co-founder on the journey so far

Farmers WeeklyNov 28, 2023
Julia Galwey, 2020 Kellogg Scholar, talks with Bryan Gibson about Pearl Veal NZ, a new sustainable utilisation of the bobby calf resource.
Danone funds major methane research drive

Danone funds major methane research drive

Farmers WeeklyNov 27, 2023
Dairy company partners with Global Methane Hub to speed up research into practical solutions.
Italian government bans cultivated meat

Italian government bans cultivated meat

Gerhard UysNov 23, 2023
New law also restricts the way plant-based food can label itself.
The unmeasurable moments of farming

The unmeasurable moments of farming

Daniel EbNov 6, 2023
Daniel Eb appreciates the things we stand to lose in the face of automation.
‘Video game’ app tests driver fatigue

‘Video game’ app tests driver fatigue

Neal WallaceNov 2, 2023
Trucking firms are trialling an app designed to measure alertness in drivers.
Energy-friendly ammonia trials promising

Energy-friendly ammonia trials promising

Charlie WilliamsonOct 31, 2023
Researchers make ammonia fertiliser using lasers in breakthrough process.
Head shot of Brendan O'Connell

Tech delegation witnesses Ireland’s emissions progress

Richard RennieOct 27, 2023
While ag in NZ dithers, ‘no one in Ireland is questioning the need to reduce emissions’, says AgriTech NZ CEO.
Hope for better possum control as genome mapped

Hope for better possum control as genome mapped

Neal WallaceOct 18, 2023
Researchers unpack the genetic code of brushtail possum – a pest in NZ and a treasured animal in Australia.
Getting inventive about how we make food

Getting inventive about how we make food

Guest writerOct 18, 2023
Dr Victoria Hatton shares insights about evolving production strategies after a recent trip to Australia and the US.
Innovator boosts crop value through science

Innovator boosts crop value through science

Richard RennieOct 2, 2023
Blackcurrants latest to be plumbed for valuable compounds.
Is lab-grown meat kinder to the environment?

Is lab-grown meat kinder to the environment?

Guest writerSep 14, 2023
Claims about industry hedged with assumptions and extrapolations.
New tech to deter rural mailbox thieves

New tech to deter rural mailbox thieves

Richard RennieSep 13, 2023
Surge in parcels being stolen from rural households’ letterboxes prompts response.
Plant-based cheese breaks down walls

Plant-based cheese breaks down walls

Farmers WeeklySep 13, 2023
Riddet scientist wins NZ leg of global pitching contest with dairy-free innovation.
New rural recycle scheme targets ‘four big plastics’

New rural recycle scheme targets ‘four big plastics’

Gerald PiddockSep 7, 2023
A new plan will give farmers more places to drop off their recyclable plastic for collection and help build even greater on-farm sustainability.
Kumara gelato finds cyclones’ sweet side

Kumara gelato finds cyclones’ sweet side

Annette ScottSep 5, 2023
Damaged vegetables find new use in the hands of a culinary innovator.
Innovation is more than just a side dish

Innovation is more than just a side dish

David EadeSep 1, 2023
David Eade recalls a food-production lightbulb moment in the Netherlands.
Teens cast fresh eyes on farming’s future as Ag&Ed challenge kicks off

Teens cast fresh eyes on farming’s future as Ag&Ed challenge kicks off

Craig PageAug 11, 2023
Inspiring results as Ag&Ed Innovation Challenge gets underway in Feilding.
Being EcoSmart about silage cover

Being EcoSmart about silage cover

Samantha TennentAug 7, 2023
A silage storage solution new to New Zealand is living up to the reputation it has earned in Europe.
Biochar may be a balm for washed-out earth

Biochar may be a balm for washed-out earth

Richard RennieJul 20, 2023
There are hopes this new approach will cut slash and feed the soil.
Vertical Farming System setup headed for Ashburton

Vertical Farming System setup headed for Ashburton

Annette ScottJul 13, 2023
Mechanised growing system to commence planting in September
Close gap between idea and action, town and farm

Close gap between idea and action, town and farm

Guest writerJul 4, 2023
We have to recognise that New Zealanders are all in this together, Dorenda Britten says.
Insect research finds the grub in grubs

Insect research finds the grub in grubs

Farmers WeeklyJun 30, 2023
Don’t fancy biting into one? Grind it up as a food additive instead.
Man wearing glasses looks away to his left.

Closer, but no cigar on GM research rules

Richard RennieJun 28, 2023
Scientists disappointed that latest softening of anti-GM stance doesn’t go beyond human health research.
World-first disbudding alternative developed by NZ vets

World-first disbudding alternative developed by NZ vets

Farmers WeeklyJun 23, 2023
Kiwi farmers could soon have another tool to add to their animal welfare kit.
Nappies offer new life to strong wool

Nappies offer new life to strong wool

Annette ScottJun 22, 2023
Fabric, clothes, carpets, bedding and upholstery come first to mind when thinking about fibre, but one of the newest uses is in hygiene, starting with nappies.      
Human-bot hybrid ‘revolutionises’ milking 

Human-bot hybrid ‘revolutionises’ milking 

Gerald PiddockJun 21, 2023
Called the ErgoPOD, it provides robotic-assisted milking while retaining a human presence in the shed.
Waste wool use with a strong back end

Waste wool use with a strong back end

Charlie WilliamsonMay 25, 2023
Daggy wool may have found its value once again thanks to an innovative new product.
Ravensdown launches innovation entity, Agnition

Ravensdown launches innovation entity, Agnition

Farmers WeeklyApr 27, 2023
Remit is to build, grow and invest in world-leading Ag-IP and groundbreaking solutions.
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