Displaying items by tag: arable

Friday, 07 August 2020 14:00

2020 harvest yields up

Final harvest data for wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed) in 2020 show yields were up 17% overall across the six crops.

Published in General News

Going to liquid fertiliser is the big innovation that allowed Mid-Canterbury arable farmer Eric Watson to break his own Guinness World Record for wheat yield.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:46

Overwhelming support for continuing seed levy

The Non-Proprietary and Uncertified Herbage Seeds Levy order will continue for another six years.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 May 2020 11:55

Yields up in difficult season

Yields for the 2020 arable harvest are up 16% across the board when compared to 2019, according to a new survey.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:03

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!

Arable farmers are being reminded of best practise around crop residue burning as the harvest season picks up.

Published in General News
Monday, 24 September 2018 09:37

Immense crop farms amaze Kiwis

Four kiwi arable farmers were amazed recently to see the immensity of the cropping industries in western Europe and Ukraine.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:55

It’s a world record – or is it?

Leeston, Central Canterbury arable farmer David Birkett has unofficially smashed the world record wheat yield by at least 1 tonne/ha.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:36

Arable farmers show how to grow feed

Eat your heart out dairy farmers: even if your pasture is the best in the country it won’t come close to amassing the feed/day a cereal crop can, judging by Foundation of Arable Research  (FAR) findings.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 September 2013 15:59

Noxious weed spill threatens arable sector

SEED OF Europe’s most notorious arable weed, blackgrass, has almost certainly been spilt in Canterbury prompting a cross-industry effort to try to contain the incursion.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 11:07

Gains in online crop recording

A ONE-STOP crop recording system from Australia to meet all compliance, management and benchmarking requirements here is being considered by the Foundation for Arable Research.

Published in Management
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