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Hort heads for new heights

Pretty impressive - that's how Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor describes MPI's latest prediction that horticulture exports will hit the record $7 billion mark in 2023.

World

Oz milk co-op fined $11,000

An Australian farmer co-operative that purchases milk from farmers across the country has been fined $11,000 for breaching the country's…

Opinion

Time to do the math!

OPINION: Confusion abounds in the discussion about agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) and misinformation is rife.

Agribusiness

Farming options abound

The world is the oyster of those who choose to be part of an industry that contributes to the most…

Fert prices up, again!

The country's two largest fertiliser traders have increased prices, for the second time in as many months.

Management

Listen to the land

Sir Ian Taylor may be a pioneer in technology and animation, but it is from the past he draws his strength and innovation.

Planting to feed the bees

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have released a handbook offering guidance on how to plant strategically to feed bees.

ESAI supercharges replanting project on organic farm

Organic farmers Dominique Schacherer and Logan Kerr have started to create their dream of regenerating part(s) of the Irwell River thanks to a chance meeting with Ellesmere Sustainable Agriculture Inc (ESAI) chairman Tim Chamberlain.

Earthworms improve soil health

Earthworms improve the general condition of farming soils, reduce surface runoff of contaminants from pasture and prevent soil erosion.

Mapping hill country management

New tools being developed through one of the Hill Country Futures programme aims to help farmers better manage sustainability and production across diverse landscapes within their farms.

Farm Health

90% compliance

MPI says its push on NAIT compliance is paying off with almost 90% of livestock farmers meeting their obligations in 2021.

No crutching, dags or flies

Continuing poor returns for crossbred wool coupled with the emergence of triple drench resistance is driving an increasing number of sheep farmers to consider making the shift to low-input, no-shear Wiltshires.

Low methane livestock a reality

AgResearch scientists' work to successfully breed low methane emitting sheep has the potential to help all NZ livestock farmers lower their carbon footprint.

Machinery & Products

New look for MF brand

Massey Ferguson has a new look for its iconic triple triangle logo, as well a completely new 'Born to Farm' brand identify for 2022.

Solution to rowdy livestock

After walking away with a Fieldays Innovation Award back in June 2021, Springarm Products has now signed a sole marketing agreement with Dannevirke-based Metalform.

Look ma - no hands!

Although this month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is usually associated with the "geek brigade", global manufacturer John Deere chose it to launch new technology aimed at farmers and growers.

Telehandler range gets a lift

Kramer has introduced a further two models to its telehandler range – the mini KT144 and the medium-sized KT3610.

Motoring

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

A price saving proposition

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate –…

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The Hound

Woof, woof!

OPINION: This old mutt has been pointing out forever just what a dog with fleas - as both a business…

DJ friends?

OPINION: Your canine crusader wants to know just what drugs the politicians and bureaucrats are on in Wellington.

Milking It

Seaweed saviour

OPINION: Scientists in Ireland are going underwater to solve their dairy sector’s methane conundrum.

Due recognition

OPINION: National's new leader Christopher Luxon’s first speech after his elevation to the top job included one important line about…

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