CropLogic chief executive Jamie Cairns.

The Lincoln precision agriculture company CropLogic is expanding into the North American market via its takeover of a Washington State firm.

Ravensdown is getting ready to roll out a new set of pasture and benchmarking tools showing planned versus actual nutrient spending over time.

Ravensdown is getting ready to roll out a new set of pasture and benchmarking tools designed to enable smarter nutrient decisions by showing planned versus actual nutrient spending over time.

Paul Kenyon.

About 70% of farmers pregnancy scan their ewes which should occur between a minimum of 45 days after ram removal from the ewe flock and no later than 100 days after ram introduction.

Bill Austin.

The difference today in the beef industry between the top-and bottom-performing cattle is greater than it has ever been, says Bill Austin, of Austins Ultrasound Ltd.

Kingi Smiler (left) and Sonny Tau.

Some 200 people turned out recently to a field day at Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm, near Kaikohe in the Far North.

NZDF land management officer Shona Sam with consultant Stephen Brailsford in a recently planted reforestation plot at Burnham Military Camp. Photo: Rural News Group.

Even Canterbury's arable farmers would benefit from the increased biodiversity offered by native reforestation, claims the man leading the largest dryland reforestation effort on the plains.

Most people who have farms dogs will have problems with them in some form or another; a dog will have either a bad habit or an irritating quirk.

Using robots to apply herbicides to kill weeds in vegetable crops would hugely reduce the quantities of chemicals being applied, says a visiting British expert.

The merits and costs of farming marginal land or fencing it for reversion or forestry was the topic at a recent field day in Taranaki.

‘Accurate farming' would be more apt than ‘precision farming’ to describe this agricultural practice, says professor Simon Blackmore of Harper Adams University in the UK.

New Zealand is about to open a new front in the war on rabbits with the expected release of a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease, or calicivirus.

Like all hill country farmers, Peter and Niels Hansen have dozens of projects needing time and money, so when the Taranaki Regional Council offered funding and incentives they jumped at them.


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