Solar farms provides farmers with the opportunity to diversify income while continuing to graze livestock.

A local energy company is working with NZ farmers wanting to combine grazing livestock with hosting solar farms on their land.

Doug Edmeades, principal of soil science company AgKnowledge Lts, is behind the new booklet.

A new tool that enables farmers to assess the fertility of their soils by looking closely at the pasture quality, vigour and clover content has recently been released.

New Zealand's lime industry is pointing to the benefits of locally extracted product to help farmers deal with huge increases in fertiliser prices.

New Zealand's lime industry is pointing to the benefits of locally extracted product to help farmers deal with huge increases in fertiliser prices.

Rolleston farmer Thomas Mitchell says advance care planning is something important for both him and his family.

Farmers in New Zealand have to be prepared for anything – from the ever-changing weather to issues with stock, crops and machinery.  

Kirsten Duess' postgraduate research saw her lead a long-term field study on soil and catchment hydrolody in Southland and the role mole and tile play in that region.

Kirstin Deuss believes the findings of her research work into soil drainage in Southland will have benefits for other parts of New Zealand as well.

Alec Mackay believes there is real value in farmers engaging subject specialists outside the current suite of advisors.

AgResearch Principal Scientist Dr Alec Mackay believes there is real value in farmers engaging subject specialists outside the current suite of advisors such as water quality, biodiversity, climate change and carbon sequestering. Peter Burke reports.

The Informing New Zealand Beef Programme is on the lookout for a North Island farm to expand the project.

With the first calves born into the Informing New Zealand Beef Programmes now on the ground on Pamu's Kepler Farm near Te Anau, attention has turned to finding a North Island farm to expand the project.

Farmers are being reminded of the importance of leaving critical source areas in winter forage paddocks ungrazed over winter to prevent soil losses and water contamination.

Record urea prices, coupled with nutrient cap regulations, have seen more dairy farmers wanting to change their fertiliser programmes to lower their nitrogen footprint and costs.

A Southland independent farm consultant, Mo Topham, says ‘demystifying’ OverseerFM for farmers is key to its successful use.

Being raised and encouraged by her mother to challenge traditional gender roles inspired Steph Gersekowski to pursue a career in agriculture with no limits, and now motivates her to reflect on the diversity of opportunities available to females in the sector this International Women’s Day.

A Gisborne based project is exploring an organic method of dealing with pests on citrus orchards by understorey planting to attract beneficial insects.

A Mid-Canterbury dairy farmer passionate about innovation and continued improvement has been named this year’s winner of the New Zealand Zanda McDonald Award.

Bryan Tucker's Ngarara farm in the Wairarapa epitomises the New Zealand pork sector's strong commitment to the environment.

It is all go for next week’s East Coast Farming Expo, albeit with plenty of attention on ensuring everyone is kept safe.

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