Displaying items by tag: Drought

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 14:32

Drought-tolerant rootstocks

Large and small companies are seeking strategies to reduce their water use and impact on the environment and to mitigate risk in drought years.

Published in Industry
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 07:55

Double whammy brings feed issues to the fore

Feed issues are the big focus for dairy farmers in Northland as the region tries to recover from the double whammy of a severe drought and, latterly, major flooding.

Published in General News
Friday, 31 July 2020 09:12

Nitrate poisoning risks post drought

Cases of nitrate poisoning are being reported in the Hawke’s Bay region after recent rain.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 12:55

Nervous wait for winter

The unknown of what winter will bring is very much on the mind of the Hawkes Bay Rural Support Trust head Mike Barham.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:55

Double whammy for farmers

Two weeks ago, many farmers in Northland were in drought recovery mode, now they are repairing fences and culverts washed away by flooding.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:24

Rain in Bay helps, but a long way to go

A Hawke's Bay farm consultant is pleasantly surprised by what has happened in the region over the past few weeks, with rain falling in most places.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:55

Drought impact to continue

There is not going to be any significant feed grown in Hawkes Bay until spring, according to former special agriculture trade envoy Mike Petersen.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 12:55

Southland waits and hopes

Southland is on the knife edge as farmers struggle to grow enough feed to get their stock through winter.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:16

Govt increases drought support

The Government is pumping an extra $3 million into the Drought Recovery Advice Fund, previously worth just $500,000.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10:46

Hard times coming for Hawke's Bay

The recent rain in Hawke's Bay has provided some breathing space for those dealing with the drought, but the real test has still to come during the winter and early spring.

Published in General News
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