Thursday, 14 November 2019 09:51

Saving Sauvignon Blanc... and Marlborough

Viticulturist Richard Smart explains the growing threat to Marlborough’s wine industry: trunk disease. 

Published in General News
Friday, 18 October 2019 13:55

Vaccinations protect people, animals

As we struggle to fathom how we ended up in the throes of a measles outbreak again, we’re reminded of the importance of vaccinations to protect us from life-threatening diseases.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:13

Pushback on disease affecting brassica crops

A team led by Punjab Agricultural University, India, with researchers from The University of Western Australia, reports a breakthrough in disease resistance in brassica crops.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:55

Chicken disease controllable — industry

A suspected new disease in the New Zealand poultry industry is a disappointment, says Michael Brooks, executive director, Egg Producers Federation (EPF).

Published in General News
Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:49

The insidiousness of trunk disease

Ignore trunk disease at your peril, is the message that came from Mark Sosnowski at the recent NZW Grape Days.

Published in Industry
Thursday, 29 August 2019 11:05

Johne’s disease remains a problem

Johne’s disease remains an issue for livestock farmers New Zealand-wide.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:13

Watch, crack down on scours

Scours is a nasty disease to watch for in calves.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:55

Cow disease potential ‘game changer’

Animal health experts are warning that the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis disease on a large South Canterbury farm could be “a potential game changer”.

Published in General News
Saturday, 03 June 2017 09:52

Save your vineyard from trunk diseases

I visit New Zealand frequently for my consulting and see trunk disease damage in every region, as I do around the world.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 October 2016 13:10

MPI ready to handle foot-and-mouth outbreak

The success of an on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries shows that NZ is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, it says.

Published in General News
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