Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:55

Hail hard on Canterbury crops

Crops across a swath of Canterbury’s arable heartland have been damaged or lost to a couple of hailstorms which swept up the South Island’s east coast late last month.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:55

Managing autumn feed crops

This season was among the most difficult for cropping I have ever experienced.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

No excuses for spray drift

WHEN YOUR spray applications drift they can cause thousands of dollars of damage to neighbouring crops and “there’s really no excuse,” says a US scientist now working in New Zealand. 

Published in Management
Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00

Crop monitoring on auto-pilot

ONLY 10-20 years ago the idea of unmanned planes mapping crops was seen as science fiction or the domain of space agencies, but now it’s commercial reality for just $5/ha here in New Zealand.

Published in Management
Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:41

Central South too wet to drill

CROPPING FARMERS in Canterbury and North Otago face a soggy battle to get winter cereals sown after another belt of rain swept the region this week.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:08

Farmers in Philippines need assistance

HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS of farmers in the Philippines whose crops were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan need urgent assistance to sow new seeds before the end of the current planting season, FAO has warned.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:53

Crunch number to plan crops

GET THE calculator out and don’t leave it to guesswork when planning winter feed crops for next year.

Published in Management
Monday, 16 January 2012 14:38

Cropping conference coming up

The Foundation for Arable Research's (FAR) is hosting its fifth North Island conference in Hamilton next month.

Published in General News

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