The Lincoln precision agriculture company CropLogic is expanding into the North American market via its takeover of a Washington State firm.
Big changes are coming in world food supply, says Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) chairman David Birkett.
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.
Aerial soil testing technology and GPS-controlled automated variable-rate spreading are on trial on a well-known hill country station in the North Island.
The Hardi Ranger is a 2500L sprayer that suits row crop, cereals, pasture renovation and horticulture work.
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.
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.
In two weeks the supreme winner of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards will be named at a ceremony in Invercargill.
Some 200 people turned out recently to a field day at Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm, near Kaikohe in the Far North.
A recently announced grant from MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund will pay for the next stage of a biological control project aimed at the invasive weed field horsetail.
Farmers learn best from other farmers who have actually done it, says Extension 350 chairman Ken Hames.
The potential for fine mesh covers on potato crops to control pests and diseases globally is “huge”, says a researcher now doing field trials near Christchurch.
Biocontrol measures that helped Australian farmers control a serious dryland weed for 20 years may at last benefit New Zealand.
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.
Three farms have been selected for the prestigious 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy, celebrating excellence in Maori farming.
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.
'Farm Smart, Farm Longer’ is the goal of the East Coast Farming expo, with two full days of seminars to help farmers achieve this.
Cow comfort is of prime importance in barn-based dairying, says a visiting British expert in cow housing systems.
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.
Better pasture management, greater fertiliser efficiency, reduced farm expenses and seamless payroll and roster systems – there’s an app for that.