The first step in tackling herbicide resistance in arable farming is admitting you have a problem, says Australian specialist Dr Peter Boutsalis.

Published in Management
Friday, 22 July 2016 12:25

Arable industry graduate programme

Calling all graduates with an interest in the arable industry.

Published in General News

It was grassroots intelligence for farmers last week, when the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) opened the gates to its Chertsey trial farm in Mid Canterbury.

Published in Management
Saturday, 12 December 2015 10:55

Arable farmers can help

Arable farmers were called upon last week to help dairy farmers.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 29 June 2015 15:33

Croppers offered better plan

Canterbury cropping farmers now have access to a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) template developed especially for their farm system.

Published in Management

Like a martial art, sustainable and smart pest and disease management relies on understanding opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and using these against them, says Charles Merfield of Lincoln University’s biological husbandry unit (BHU).

Published in Management
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 14:35

Making cropping systems sustainable

Do you know how docks, thistles and dandelions differ in their ability to regrow? Or from how deep particular weed species germinate? Or what are the alternative hosts for the pests that try to demolish your crops?

Published in Management

Cropping farmers are being urged to consider the true cost of winter grazing to their businesses.

Published in Management
Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:23

Four tonnes a first for ryegrass

For the first time in FAR trials ryegrass seed yields have topped 4t/ha.

Published in Management
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:05

Is Wakanui’s reign starting to wane?

While feed wheat variety Wakanui still tops the tables for four year adjusted mean yield in Canterbury, a couple of newer cultivars are nipping at its heels.

Published in Management
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The Hound was disappointed but not surprised to see the multi-national, tax-dodging environmental group Greenpeace have another crack at NZers…

Unfortunate timing

Your old mate reckons Fonterra is not the only dairy company in NZ now under pressure.

 
 

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