New Pasture - Wade's Thoughts

10 December 2013

Some thoughts on new pasture establishment from Wade Paterson in the deep south. With the continued fine weather and somewhat dry conditions that are prevailing in many parts of the country at present farmers need to be checking their newly …

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Onion White Rot (OWR) – The Destroyer of Onion Production

02 December 2013

Throughout my time in the primary industry, of which is some 20+ years now. OWR has been at the forefront of one of the most debilitating diseases that intensive production areas face. Even with average crop rotations of 2 crops …

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Another HP ElitePad won...

02 October 2013

I have had the pleasure of drawing the 6th and last HP ElitePad tablet for the time being for our website and blog launch.. A HUGE congratulations to Clive Lietze from Gore. …

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Big STORM in Canterbury & Irrigators

20 September 2013

Last weeks big wind storm has damaged over 800 irrigators which could have a huge impact on production throughout the Canterbury region. …

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3 more HP ElitePads won for blogging

02 September 2013

A HUGE congratulations to Steve Sim of Rakaia, Dave Schrader of Timaru and Rob Cox of Pukekohe for winning an HP ElitePad tablet in the register and post a comment on the the BASF website and blog. …

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BASF Proud to again be a Premium Sponsor of the Romeo Bragato Conference

28 August 2013

We’re (Grant Hagerty, Weston Hazelwood) at the Romeo Bragato Conference in Blenheim, talking all thing viticulture. Really good turnout of industry, growers and wineries with some sessions having more than 300 in the audience. The theme is “Back to the …

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Biodiversity in farm ecosystems (guest post)

23 August 2013

Southlands move to more intensive farming has highlighted the need to understand the nature of biodiversity in farm ecosystems, its role in sustainable production. Biodiversity, small animal communities and plant habitats on the farm, can assist farmers to deal with …

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On-Farm Plastic Recycling - Do you participate?

19 August 2013

A great article on on-farm plastic recycling in the Rural Contractor magazine, discussing findings by Plasback. …

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What is sustainability in our primary industries?

13 August 2013

In today's edition of Diary News, a publication by Rural News Group is an article taken from an interview I did with the Dairy News team, post a recent sustainability symposium I attended in Berlin. I would be interested in …

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Clinton Forage Brassica Competition Report

01 August 2013

Over $70,000 was raised for the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter and the Chair in Neurosurgery at the 2013 Clinton Lion's annual brassica competition. This event is now in its 2nd year and the support received from the local farming community …

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