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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Getting Amongst Canterbury Cereal Crops

23 August 2013

Grant Hagerty, Wade Paterson and I (Gavin Borthwick) walked our "X"traordinary chemistry plot trials today. It was very evident not just from the trial plots but also from the surrounding paddocks that the scald pressure has eased right off and …

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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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Two of five HP ElitePads won for blogging

29 July 2013

Congratulations to Graeme Hunger and Phil Enticott, you are the winners of the first two HP ELitePads to be won. Thank you both, along with all that has signed up and posted a comment on the blog. …

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Cereal plantings in general

04 July 2013

Interesting to read in a good many articles on the forecasted cereal plantings to be up considerably. …

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