Greg Campbell, chief executive of Ravensdown. 

Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown says it is working with the emergency services as a fire at its manufacturing facility in Hornby, Christchurch is brought under control.

 
Coming to grips with an ETS

Following the conclusion of the Zero Carbon Bill consultation process, it has become clear that the local agriculture sector is likely to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Farm sales are well below the levels seen in 2016.

Farm sales remain consistent, but are well below the levels seen in 2016, says the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ).

Publicity on a labour shortage in the kiwifruit industry last season had an interesting side effect: it attracted people to come and work in the industry, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.

Affected growers claim that the release of 20,000 apple and 400 stonefruit plants from containment vindicates the position they have taken since the start of the issue.

With Pāmu (formerly Landcorp) now having branded products in the market it is very important from a providence perspective to be able trace everything back onto farm.

Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.

 

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