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.
The lingering effects of the devastating PSA outbreak did not stop kiwifruit growers Stephen Kenna and Phillipa Wright entering the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Zespri has announced two new $15,000 scholarships to encourage New Zealand's top secondary students to pursue a career in the fast-growing kiwifruit industry.
Spray Nozzle Engineering Australasia has opened two new tank head repair and cleaning Centres of Excellence, in Melbourne, Australia and Hamilton, New Zealand.
Estimating grape yields is a headache for the wine industry – but now there’s an app for that.
The rapid growth in New Zealand’s wine industry has left local regulators playing catch-up throughout much of the country.
Brettanomyces bruxellensis is the bane of winemakers throughout the world. Known simply as Brett, its impact can lead to unpleasant aromas and wine spoilage, if left undetected.
A new web-based tool that takes information access to a new level.
The Canterbury A&P Show will host a Royal A&P Equestrian Event in 2015, giving competitors the chance to win prestigious Royal ribbons and medals at the annual show.