Covid-19 has escalated the need for greater automated solutions within vineyards, orchards and farms, says Nicky Molloy, Business Innovation Manager for Agritech at Callaghan Innovation.
With a minimum width of just one metre, Claas Nexos compact tractors are ideally suited to working in the narrowest vineyards.
Choosing the right new vineyard tractor is an important decision, given the major capital outlay.
Near the Horowhenua town of Otaki, dairy conversion has taken on a whole new meaning. It’s not a case of converting sheep and beef farms to dairy farms, rather it’s a case of just converting old dairy sheds to country style tourist accommodation. Reporter Peter Burke visited two such conversions by two pretty special and creative women.
Italian tractor manufacturer Landini, well-known for its specialised tractors in the vineyard and orchard sectors, has announced a new addition to its range - the Rex 4 Electra.
Claimed to be some of the most revolutionary spray technology to enter the Australasian market, the BA Smart Sprayer powered by Smart-Appl, provides viticulturists and horticulturists with reduced chemical use, economical spray application and advanced crop mapping.
A new and improved version of Naïo Technologies’ autonomous weeding robot, Ted, has been revealed prior to a tour of French vineyards.
Four years after the Kaikōura earthquake, Marlborough wineries are far better prepared for a big shake, says structural engineer Will Lomax.
The impetus behind developing the Klima stripper back in 2007 was a continual lack of labour during the pruning season.
Mark Daniel on what's new in machinery for the vineyard.
New Holland Agriculture has introduced the new Braud 9000 series to its portfolio of self-propelled grape harvesters, with the 9090L and 9090X.
Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management system has evolved significantly since its inception in 2005.
Italian specialist tractor manufacturer SAME, part of the SDF Group, used the recent EIMA 18 Expo in Bologna, to roll out its latest Frutteto model — the CVT AutoSteer.
The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn and CFC's — at least in this part of the world.
Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes after a trial undertaken in Hawke's Bay last season.
Nicky Hutchinson “never dreamed” of becoming ‘The Boss’.
56 years is a long time to stay in any one job, but it seems an especially long amount of time to spend working with your hand up a cow's rear end.
Southdown breeder Chris Medlicott says farmers too often focus on the price per lamb instead of the return on kilograms of dry matter eaten.
John McFadzean has farmed in Wairarapa all his life and is a staunch supporter of the Southdown as a terminal sire.
Canterbury’s rural primary schools have been given a welcome boost, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd.
A course teaching farmers the basics of computing has attracted investment from the red meat sector.
Sheep farmers are being encouraged to enter the Canterbury A&P Show's new and improved Mint Lamb Competition after an overhaul of the existing event.
The 2016 annual Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek has been cancelled.
The Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal judging panel is once again calling on the kiwifruit industry to nominate their finest leaders for the 2015 award.