An Ag03 machine which fits onto a sprayer.

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn and CFC's — at least in this part of the world.

UAV flying over a vineyard block in Hawkes Bay.

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial undertaken in Hawke's Bay last season.

 
 
 
Lamb competition undergoes revamp

Sheep farmers are being encouraged to enter the Canterbury A&P Show's new and improved Mint Lamb Competition after an overhaul of the existing event.

Kiwifruit award nominations open

The Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal judging panel is once again calling on the kiwifruit industry to nominate their finest leaders for the 2015 award.

Spray nozzle engineering

Spray Nozzle Engineering Australasia has opened two new tank head repair and cleaning Centres of Excellence, in Melbourne, Australia and Hamilton, New Zealand.

Estimating grape yields is a headache for the wine industry – but now there’s an app for that.

The rapid growth in New Zealand’s wine industry has left local regulators playing catch-up throughout much of the country.

Brettanomyces bruxellensis is the bane of winemakers throughout the world. Known simply as Brett, its impact can lead to unpleasant aromas and wine spoilage, if left undetected.

The Wanaka A&P Show has been nominated as a finalist in the annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Event Awards.

Entrants in the 2015 Lincoln University Foundation's South Island Farmer of the Year competition will again have the chance to pitch for additional prizes.

 

The Hound

Backwater?

Your canine crusader often hears claims that South Island’s West Coast is a backwater and behind the times.

Jerks

Your old mate has no time for the multinational, tax dodging, political activist group Greenpeace, which spends most of its…

 

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New Maori dairy factory for BoP

A new Maori-owned new dairy factory is being planned for the Kawerau region, modelled on the first Maori dairy company…

 
 

Markets

South Island wool sale eases

South Island wool sale eases

The 4700 bales on offer saw a 74% clearance with mixed results, however all prices paid locally are still above…

Wool continues to ease

Wool continues to ease

The 7250 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72% clearance with most types easing further.

 

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…