AgResearch scientists want farmer help to better understand the distribution of one of the little known heroes of New Zealand agricultural production.
A product containing a natural insecticide to fight one of New Zealand’s worst farm insect pests is a step closer following several years of research and trials by AgResearch.
The proposed Southern Dairy Hub is closer to fruition, thanks to strong support from farmers and businesses.
Fresh research by AgResearch scientists will help unlock mysteries about a serious West Coast agricultural pest and allow farmers to make better management decisions and potentially save money.
Hot, muggy conditions this year were a pointed reminder to dairy farmers to breed animals more tolerant of facial eczema (FE) and more resistant to the disease long-term, says CRV Ambreed.
Former AgResearch scientist Tom Fraser, who ran the recent field day, says there is a lot of potential for biological control, but it can be very slow.
The fresher the better, according to new research which shows available nitrogen from farm dairy effluent diminishes the longer the effluent is stored.
Farmers are being invited to Southern Dairy Hub information meetings to hear about the proposal and its possible benefits.