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Portable power on the farm

Erratic weather and seismic events, more frequent these days, are prompting many farmers to have standby generators on site.

Futuristic sprayer sets standard

Now part of the Kubota Corporation, machinery manufacturer Kverneland is on a roll, particularly with new products coming to market.

 

National

Flood-affected farmers hold ground

Westland District mayor Bruce Smith isn’t buying suggestions that productive farmland at Franz Josef should be abandoned to the flood-prone…

 

Farmers want clarity – Guy

Farmers want policy certainty and are petrified about “kneejerk popular politics” similar to what the Government did with the oil…

Many heed call for banking reform

Support is growing from farmers all around New Zealand for a petition currently before Parliament for a select committee inquiry…

Farmers learning from farmers

Extension 350 will make a significant difference to the Northland economy over time, says chairman and Northland farmer Ken Hames.

World

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

 

Call for Brexit revote

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be in for when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in six months.

Drought crisis for Irish farmers

Farmers in Northern Europe – especially the UK and Ireland – are facing a crisis as drought forces them to sell stock early while they struggle to adequately feed animals remaining. 

Opinion

A tale of two shows

OPINION: There were clear winners and losers in this year's regional field days circuit.

 

Report shows way on climate change

OPINION: The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE) recent comprehensive report: “Farms, Forests and Fossil Fuels” shows the clear way…

Agribusiness

 

Less milk wasted

A Christchurch start-up has been recognised at a major Australian agricultural technology event for its technology aimed at minimising waste…

Management

Award for planning tool

Ballance Agri Nutrients’ farm environment planning tool MitAgator last month won the Smart Farming Award at the South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee.

 

Pasture growth raises morale

Scattered rain over the past few weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers.

Lucerne the N-fixer

Lucerne is the world’s most important forage, says Lincoln University professor of plant science Derrick Moot.

Simmentals first choice

Superior weight gain makes Simmentals the breed of choice for Canterbury sheep and beef farmer Mark Copland.

Farm Health

Seeing the bottom of M. bovis?

An update meeting on Mycoplasma bovis in Hamilton earlier this month, threw up several questions, not least where were all the farmers?

Machinery & Products

Spray variability all sorted

Applying chemicals to arable or grassland crops has many variables — differing chemical formats and target volumes, and forward speeds…

Portable power on the farm

Erratic weather and seismic events, more frequent these days, are prompting many farmers to have standby generators on site.

 

Futuristic sprayer sets standard

Now part of the Kubota Corporation, machinery manufacturer Kverneland is on a roll, particularly with new products coming to market.

Motoring

A real small-block bruiser

You wouldn't credit a 6.1L Chevy small-block V8 with a fuel economy figure of 7.8L/100km but that’s the figure displayed…

 

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The Hound

Fail!

PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.

The good life?

Your canine crusader admires those people in high positions who do not take their own self-importance too seriously and are…

 
 

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Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…

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