The Hound notes that one of the country’s poorest financially performing state-owned enterprises – the Government farming entity Landcorp (or…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GET THE calculator out and don’t leave it to guesswork when planning winter feed crops for next year.