Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:00

The great Kiwi earthworm survey

AgResearch scientists want farmer help to better understand the distribution of one of the little known heroes of New Zealand agricultural production.

Published in Farm Health

A product containing a natural insecticide to fight one of New Zealand’s worst farm insect pests is a step closer following several years of research and trials by AgResearch.

Published in Farm Health

Vastly improving a poorly performing paddock led to Waiuku farmer Robert Garshaw winning the first-year pasture category of DairyNZ’s Pasture Renewal Persistence competition.

Published in Farm Health

Aussie dairy farmers have long been interested in how their trans-Tasman neighbours produce milk. 

Published in Management

Western Australian dairy farmers Ruth and Ian McGregor can only rely on pasture for five months of the season on their Chapman Hill farm, near Busselton, so each blade grown must be maximised.

Published in Farm Health

Farmers are being urged to exercise caution when transitioning cows from pasture to brassicas and fodder beet.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Patience needed with dry pastures

Don't be tempted to give stock a “pick” at parched pastures as soon as they green-up after rain.

Published in Management
Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

Sheep and beef can match dairy grazing

Wintering dairy cows may be a useful pasture development tool but once the bulk of the regrassing’s done, sheep and beef can at least match the returns, say award winning North Otago farmers Blair and Jane Smith.

Published in Management
Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00

Herb pastures allow for early weaning

For several years scientists at Massey University have promoted the idea of using herb pasture mixes such as chicory, plantain and red and white clover.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:07

Kikyu performs as well as ryegrass

A Kikuyu pasture system can show similar results in production and profit to ryegrass if managed well, a Northland Agricultural Research Farm (NARF) six-year study indicates.

Published in Management
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