The Hound notes that one of the country’s poorest financially performing state-owned enterprises – the Government farming entity Landcorp (or…
With warmer weather bringing on forage maize crops in leaps and bounds, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers and growers to keep watch for velvetleaf.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has ramped up its efforts to contain the invasive weed velvetleaf.
Invercargill dog trainer John Taylor has been in demand in the Waikato and other districts using his 8-year-old border collie Rusty to sniff out exotic plant velvetleaf which is a big threat to pasture.
New Zealand farmers now have a new weapon in the fight against the noxious velvetleaf weed: the camera on their iPhone.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling on farmers to be “Vigilant with a capital V” for velvetleaf infestation as the new growing season approaches.
MPI is taking the fight against velvetleaf to individuals in the provinces with a series of farmer support meetings starting in the South Island next week.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity staff are warning local landowners to check that machinery is clean and stock are empty before allowing them through their gates this Gypsy Day.