Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:52

Avoid the slippery downward spiral

Plant & Food Research’s Vaughn Bell has seen a lot of mealybugs in his time, but even he was stunned to see photos of infestations in Marlborough this past vintage.

Published in Industry
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, 05 September 2019 08:47

Ground breaking research

One aspect of the Pinot Noir Programme is taking a reductionist approach to conduct research on individual berries and is set to make scientific history.

Published in Industry
Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:44

Pinot Noir programme

With funding of $10.3 million, the five-year Pinot Noir research programme is already breaking ground in terms of knowledge of this fickle grape and capricious wine.

Published in Industry
Monday, 18 March 2019 11:31

Integrating sheep onto vineyards

With 27 million sheep in New Zealand it is not surprising that a number will end up in amongst the country’s 37,000 hectares of grapes.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:55

Consumers becoming more suspicious

Strong evidence is emerging that consumers are suspicious of processed foods, says Professor Warren McNabb.

Published in General News
Saturday, 05 November 2016 16:20

New grasses have huge benefits

Grasses being developed by AgResearch scientists are expected to result in healthier animals, better production on the farm and less impact on the environment.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:55

Seaweed an answer to healthier cows?

About 11 years ago Canadian farmer Joe Dorgan noticed that his cattle in a paddock by the sea were more productive than his other cows.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 13:55

Breeding grass to withstand excess water

Irish scientists are working on breeding grasses and cereal crops able to better handle wet conditions.

Published in General News

The Waikato Regional Council is welcoming a Federated Farmers-led joint project testing the implications of the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 for the rural community.

Published in General News
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