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Climate change may force the kiwifruit industry to look for new places to grow its vines – especially the green hayward variety.
Climate change was a topic that came up time and again during the Bragato Conference. New Zealand Winegrowers and NIWA have begun researching what impact it will have on our wine regions.
DairyNZ and NIWA are jointly looking for riparian plant options that not only benefit the environment, but lend themselves to fodder for stock, food for humans, and even pharmaceutical making.
DairyNZ is working on several projects designed to help farmers to do a better, more efficient and cost effective job in riparian planting, with the goal of improving water quality.
An array of sensors in the paddocks providing real-time information about what is happening all over the farm is now a reality.
With NIWA signalling warm, wet conditions across the North Island over December, farmers are being encouraged to take preventive measures against facial eczema (FE).