Displaying items by tag: Canterbury

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:01

Rural water faces nitrate risk

Farming families across Canterbury are the ones at most risk of the health effects of nitrates in their drinking water, says Canterbury medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey.

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Half of Canterbury dairy farms aren’t operating profitably, says Ashburton farm consultant Jeremy Savage.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019 11:07

Green light for irrigation scheme

North Canterbury's Amuri Irrigation Company (AIC) is pressing ahead with plans for a new irrigation scheme for the Hawarden/Waikari area, following a positive response from potential users.

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The Winchmore Research Station, Mid-Canterbury is coming back to life once again in the world of agricultural education.

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:55

Hail hard on Canterbury crops

Crops across a swath of Canterbury’s arable heartland have been damaged or lost to a couple of hailstorms which swept up the South Island’s east coast late last month.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:33

Canterbury lamb gives way to dairy

Canterbury has seen a 42% increase in livestock per hectare in the past 15 years as the region farms more dairy cows over sheep.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:55

Grower urges people to eat their veges

A big Canterbury vegetable grower is hoping people’s buying patterns get back to normal and quickly after the upheavals of the last couple of weeks.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:25

Harvest goes up in smoke!

High summer in Canterbury is a busy time, with crops ripening for harvest.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 08:25

Irrigate only when necessary

Canterbury irrigators are being reminded to only turn their irrigators on when necessary as on-going wet and relatively cold temperatures in many parts of the region reduce the requirement for early season irrigation.

Published in General News

The environmental benefits of Canterbury’s Central Plains Water irrigation scheme are already evident as the scheme progresses into stage two, says chief executive Derek Crombie.

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