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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How does Sharpen work ?????

19 September 2013

Have had a fair few requests re how Sharpen works. Here is what I think best explains and illustrates the question. …

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Plenty of Spring Action on the Grass Silage Front

18 September 2013

The Waikato region are into full on grass silage mode with annual winter ryegrass crops being sprayed out and mowen for silage. Grass growth through the mild winter has been phenomenal. Some growers / contractors started silage harvest in July! …

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Brassica's & Pasture thoughts from the deep deep South....

12 September 2013

Some pertinent thoughts from Wade Paterson down in the deep deep South on Brassica and new pasture establishment etc Down here in the Deep South farmers are starting to work up brassica ground and old run out pastures in preparation …

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All things Sharpen.............

12 September 2013

With Sharpen being used commercially in New Zealand coming up 18 months. Feel it worth while in putting up a thread on the topic of all things Sharpen. …

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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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