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A farm with five or fewer staff and observing social distancing among workers need not register as an essential business.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 13:22

FAR researcher of the year

The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) says it has named one of its own as their 2019 Researcher of the Year.

Published in General News
Saturday, 03 August 2019 07:55

Regenerative system spins farmer’s wheels

Leeston cropping farmer Simon Osborne likes to point out that all life is a symbiosis.

Published in Management
Thursday, 01 August 2019 13:55

Growing resistance worries arable sector

Initial results from the first national survey of herbicide resistance in arable farming have shown surprising resistance to glyphosate.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:58

‘Spray and walk away’ atttitude must change

The first step in tackling herbicide resistance in arable farming is admitting you have a problem, says Australian specialist Dr Peter Boutsalis.

Published in Management
Friday, 22 July 2016 12:25

Arable industry graduate programme

Calling all graduates with an interest in the arable industry.

Published in General News

It was grassroots intelligence for farmers last week, when the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) opened the gates to its Chertsey trial farm in Mid Canterbury.

Published in Management
Saturday, 12 December 2015 10:55

Arable farmers can help

Arable farmers were called upon last week to help dairy farmers.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 29 June 2015 15:33

Croppers offered better plan

Canterbury cropping farmers now have access to a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) template developed especially for their farm system.

Published in Management
Thursday, 04 June 2015 14:48

The noble art of pest and disease management

Like a martial art, sustainable and smart pest and disease management relies on understanding opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and using these against them, says Charles Merfield of Lincoln University’s biological husbandry unit (BHU).

Published in Management
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