PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
Federated Farmers says it is disappointed an exemption won’t be made for farmers who need semi-automatic rifles for pest control.
An insect pest which since mid-2016 has forced a ban on growing peas in Wairarapa is on the verge of eradication.
The aerial use of 1080 during 2017 covered 875,000 ha of land, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
Agrichemicals are an addiction and pests are not the problem, claims a visiting American entomologist, Dr Jon Lundgren.
Farmers should stop treating agricultural pests as a problem, and instead realise they are a symptom of an unsustainable farming method, says a visiting expert in ‘regenerative’ agriculture.
Biosecurity New Zealand has directed a vehicle carrier to leave New Zealand waters following the discovery of stink bugs and other regulated pests.
Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.
Scientists say although the new rabbit calicivirus is working as expected, farmers are not seeing the knockdown they may have hoped for.