Rebecca Phillips uses sterile techniques in the laboratory to quantify chemical and biological production of N2O and N2.

New Zealand and American scientists have discovered a previously unknown way of chemically converting reactive nitrogen, common in soil and water, into a safe form rather than a harmful greenhouse gas.

 
NZTE’s Lisa Marcroft.

Opportunity for New Zealand agritech products and services, particularly dairy, is presenting in a number of developing markets, says NZ Trade and Enterprise customer manager Lisa Marcroft.

James Trevelyan speaking at the recent BioSecurity Forum.

The first year Bay of Plenty Trevelyans Pack and Cool store introduced ‘lean manufacturing’ it saved the company about $340,000, says managing director James Trevelyan.

 
 
LIC’s 10,000th bull, Arkan MGH Believer, with breeders Stewart and Kathryn Anderson.

A milestone 55 years in the making was passed in a split-second: with one clamp of a tag punch LIC tagged its 10,000th sire proving scheme (SPS) bull calf.

James Trevelyan speaking at the recent BioSecurity Forum.

The first year Bay of Plenty Trevelyans Pack and Cool store introduced ‘lean manufacturing’ it saved the company about $340,000, says managing director James Trevelyan.

DairyNZ feed and farm systems developer Elodi Ganghe.

Owl Farm, a partnership between St Peters School Cambridge and Lincoln University, strives to demonstrate best practice in dairy farming and to encourage young people into the industry.

The farming sector has long been under-served by good financial management and planning systems, say Figured chief executive Dave Dodds. He says his company is on a mission to change that.

The prospect of raising production and profits spurred James and Kate McKay, farming at Alfredton, Southern Hawkes Bay, to get involved in the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP).

Recent comments by BNZ agribusiness head John Janssen about risks supposedly posed by Healthy Rivers plans to rural land values are questionable, says Bayleys country manager Simon Anderson.

Dairy Womens Network (DWN) fills many gaps for women in rural areas, including providing a social network and upgrading their skills, says chief executive Zelda de Villiers.

 

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