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Potato virus detected in Canterbury

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:51:46 +1200 | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is working with Potatoes New Zealand to respond to a detection of Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) in potato tubers in Canterbury. More >>

Counting sheep a new challenge for science students

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:51:20 +1200 | Young Farmers

Counting sheep is often touted as a remedy to help troubled sleepers nod off. More >>

Changes on the farm are improving water efficiency

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:00:12 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says that introducing a nationwide water tax is not workable, and that allowing irrigators to continue to invest in more modern irrigation systems rather than taxing them will result in the biggest improvements in water use efficiency.More >>

New Range of Farm Management Software Subscriptions

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:15:27 +1200 | FarmIQ

A new range of software subscriptions from FarmIQ address the growing information needs of New Zealand dairy and livestock industry. More >>

Agri-tourism to provide new income stream for farmers

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:02:26 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua’s booming tourism industry could provide a way to farm less intensively while generating additional income streams for farmers. More >>

Miscanthus shelter boosts farm productivity

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:51:47 +1200 | Miscanthus NZ

Miscanthus – a the giant sterile perennial woody grass - was originally brought into New Zealand to be grown as a renewable energy crop, primarily for boiler fuel. While this is still a very valid and appropriate use, innovative Kiwis have been ...More >>

Third prosecution following SAFE exposé

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:17:43 +1200 | Save Animals From Exploitation

SAFE welcomes the sentencing today of the owner of a slaughterhouse where bobby calves were brutally beaten and abused. More >>

Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme)

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:06:38 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

The Governance and Administration Committee has opened for public submissions on the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill. More >>

Balle and Coull to join Ballance Agri-Nutrients Board

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:51:37 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

20 September 2018 – Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ shareholders have chosen Dacey Balle and Duncan Coull from an unprecedented field of 19 candidates to join the Co-operative’s Board, representing the North Island.More >>

Measuring Groundwater Health

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:38:42 +1200 | ESR

ESR scientists studying groundwater aquifers in Canterbury and Southland are seeing a reduction in biological diversity due to an increase in nutrient concentrations. More >>

New rules for temporary housing of companion animals

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:18:19 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

New animal welfare requirements for the management of companion animals in temporary housing facilities will come into effect from 1 October. More >>

Practice Good Hand Hygiene During Spring Lambing and Calving

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:16:34 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A timely reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene following an increase in the number of cases of gastrointestinal infections, in particular Cryptosporidium, E. Coli O157 (VTEC), Campylobacter, and others diseases in the region.More >>

Canterbury innovation on display at NZ Cup & Show Week

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:14:40 +1200 | ChristchurchNZ

The humble Canterbury mudfish might seem a bit out of place amidst the glitz and glamour of New Zealand Cup and Show Week. More >>

Comprehensive Interim Tax Report a useful step

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:01:14 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The Tax Working Group’s (TWG) Interim Report provides a useful resource for how New Zealand’s tax system could be improved says Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard.More >>

Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:07:38 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Support has been welcomed from National, Labour, NZ First and Act parties for the introduction of the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill that saw 112 votes in support to eight opposed and its referral to the Governance ...More >>

Cattle deaths following 1080 drop

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:47:11 +1200 | RNZ

The farmers whose cows might have been killed by 1080 says it's possible the animals escaped into the area where the poison was dropped. More >>

Huge reduction in nitrogen leaching when Miscanthus is used

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:13:46 +1200 | Miscanthus NZ

One of the negative effects that pastoral agriculture can have on the environment occurs through the leaching of nitrogen into groundwater. Most members of the public do not understand how or why this is important but those that do are justifiably ...More >>

Gisborne TeenAg member wins major award at Future Sheep NZ

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:53:44 +1200 | Young Farmers

A Gisborne student has won a major accolade at an event design to educate young people about the sheep industry. More >>

Community asked for feedback on Waimakariri water

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:21:51 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is seeking community feedback on draft recommendations for addressing challenges for freshwater management in the zone. More >>

Delivering safety and fairness to farmers

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:17:51 +1200 | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has launched a new policy that will deliver safe outcomes and be fair to farmers and others with private crossings Group General Manager Investment, Planning and Risk David Gordon says.More >>


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