The case against Pollock Farms was taken by Waikato Regional Council following inspections where over-irrigation of effluent was evident.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:55

Fertigation saves time, money

Darfield farmer Peter Abrahamson was a fan of fertigation (fertilisation of crops and pasture by liquids fed through irrigation systems) even before he could irrigate.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 07:55

Precise irrigation solves many problems

Tired of blanket irrigation's issues, two Massey University engineering graduates decided to create a solution.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:31

IrrigationNZ appoints new head

IrrigationNZ has appointed Elizabeth Soal as its new chief executive.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:14

Changing climate needs better water storage

Water storage is more important than ever as climate change causes more severe drought forecasts.

Published in General News

A controversial dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Country is now allowed to irrigate, even as Environment Canterbury warns that such intensive farming in the area would not now get approval.

Published in Management
Thursday, 15 November 2018 13:55

Finding the perfect spring fertiliser

Getting the biggest bang for your buck out of fertiliser while protecting economic and environmental bottom lines is a key goal for farmers.

Published in Management
Thursday, 15 November 2018 09:20

Cobra hits the spot

Launched in 2012, the Cobra irrigator, designed and manufactured by Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions, quickly became a farmer favourite for its efficiency and ease of use, says the company’s business manager Rob Johnson.

Published in Machinery & Products

Smart irrigation is a practical way for irrigators to implement and demonstrate good management practice, says Irrigation NZ.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 13:44

New hope for high and dry irrigators

Farmers in the Hawarden basin in North Canterbury could still get an irrigation scheme by 2021, despite the failure of the Hurunui Water Project to attract enough interest to proceed.

Published in General News
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