When planning a project it is important to be clear what current conditions exist, what information you need to collect to determine this and importantly a clear understanding of the goals you wish to achieve.
On-farm irrigation technology has evolved at a fast pace over the last two decades and farmers have both adopted and evolved with it and have helped it evolve, according to WaterForce.
Waikato dairy farmers may face challenges from pasture with low nutritional value as they head into spring and balance date approaches.
A hybrid auction platform launched during last year's Covid lockdown is allowing beef and dairy bull sales across the North Island to continue.
Bull breeders Hamish and Mary McRae list animal traceability as a top priority.
The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee in Canterbury is considering a pilot wetlands project which would aim to reduce nitrate, phosphorus, sedimentation and E. coli levels in local waterways, while improving biodiversity in the district.
After two seasons of extreme flooding, Taieri dairy farmer James Aitken says he is finally on track to have his best season ever.
Herbicide resistance is emerging as a serious and growing threat to New Zealand's food production, with recent surveys by scientists finding half or more of arable farms in some regions have weeds resistant to commonly and used herbicides.
A new DairyNZ and ACC project is looking at improving the health and safety of farmers by reducing the occurrence of sprains and strains on-farm.
Global soil analysts CropX is urging farmers to take back control of their soil health before regulations dry them out.
A coordinated national research project has been launched to combat six of New Zealand’s most invasive weeds through biocontrol.
Matamata farmer Cam Houghton is an enthusiastic once a day milking advocate and is always looking to add to his farming knowledge, partly through attending SMASH events.
Installing a composting barn has brought big changes to the way Mid-Canterbury dairy farmer Graeme Wall runs his operation.
Strong industry partnerships will be cruical to protecting the future of New Zealand's primary industries as farming becomes increasingly data driven.
Significant Natural Areas (SNA) are becoming a very important topic for farmers who are finding that parts of their properties have been or will be designated as SNA’s due to a perceived high level of indigenous biodiversity and will be captured under the proposed National Policy Statement (NPS) for Indigenous Biodiversity.
Former Ravensdown board member Scott Gower is calling for farmers to step up and participate on boards of their co-operatives.
Changes have been announced to the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards programme.
Farmer-owned co-operative LIC says its herd management system Minda Live and its corresponding app has evolved over the past year with more than 60 improvements added based on farmer feedback.
The development of a methane inhibitor to help reduce livestock methane emissions has real potential, says AgResearch research director Trevor Stuthridge.
A North Otago dairy farming family have created an on-farm oasis that allows visitors the chance to cool off in the hot summer months.
Hawke's Bay dairy farmer Ivan Knauf says he's thrilled to be able to fence a significant 90-hectare wetland surrounded by native bush on his farm.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding rural landowners of their responsibility to protect the region's stopbanks this winter.
Surface ponding water is the factor that has the most effect on cows' lying time - and hence animal welfare - in winter grazing paddocks, says DairyNZ senior scientist Dawn Dalley.
The Government's recent decision to delay Intensive Winter Grazing (IWG) rules until May 2022, following pressure from farming and industry groups, has provided farmers with a year-long opportunity to demonstrate how best practice management on-farm can influence future environmental policy.