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Table grape grower eyes growth

With the first harvest of high-quality table grapes from 700 vines just completed, the attention of Japanese company Greencollar is…

Precision ag helps garner award

A not-so-humble spud has won another feather in the cap for a family horticulture business based at Southbridge, near Christchurch,…

Opinion

More food from less!

OPINION: It's the stuff of science fiction – vertical gardens growing enough food to support communities – and it’s coming…

One, united voice vital!

OPINION: Last month's welcome announcement by the Government that the RSE cap for 2022-2023 would increase to 19,000 came after…

Agribusiness

Management

Bio clips go global

A research partnership with Scion is bearing fruit for a Christchurch company set to export biodegradable vine clips for the first time.

Smart tech reduces fungicide use

A demonstration onion farm in Pukekohe is combining modern disease forecasting tools with old school knowledge to show that onions can be grown effectively with fewer chemical sprays.

Farm Health

Mineral offers many benefits

Gypsum is a highly available calcium source that provides immediately available sulphate sulphur, according to Lindsay Head - an independent…

Machinery & Products

Success for Argo tractors

The judges at last year’s Agritechnica event picked the Italian-built Landini Rex 4-120GT Robo- Shift Dynamic as the Best of…

Pollution into fertiliser

While the new government is sure to “tinker” with the previous administration’s emissions policy, a recent visit to New Zealand…

Smart money backs smart machine

Marlborough-based start-up SmartMachine claims its new machine is one of the most significant operational step changes for viticulture since the…

Robo packer hits a billion

New Zealand inventor and manufacturer Robotics Plus Limited’s fruit packing robot has hit a major milestone of one billion pieces…

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The Hound

Thanks Chuck!

OPINION: After six years of being passed over for every Arts luvvie in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, agriculture has finally…

Not biased

OPINION: Reactions to Budgets are always predictable, following well-worn tracks laid down by political tribalism and ideology.

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