AgFirst is excited to be a key leader in new project in the Hawke’s Bay investigating the impacts of tile drains on horticultural land, to provide valuable information about their effect on freshwater quality. Horticultural tile drains are used to divert excess moisture from the soil. This can help waterlogged land become more productive. This …
Our consultant Phil Journeaux and Scion scientist, Tanira Kingi have produced a report covering the results of the modelling component of the Farm Systems Modelling for GHG Reduction on Māori Farms project, a project funded by the New Zealand Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Research centre (NZAGRC). A major component of the project was to model four …
AgFirst consultant, Erica van Reenen has completed a plan and report that aims to bring the relevant values associated with Molesworth together to provide an integrated land use approach.
Nitrogen fertiliser is an important input into the New Zealand primary sector. For the horticultural, vegetable and arable sectors, it is a crucial input in ensuring high yielding and good quality crops. In the pastoral sector it primarily supports our grass fed animal systems.
FANZ commissioned this study to analyse the costs to the primary sector, both at the farm gate and to the wider New Zealand economy, associated with removing nitrogen fertiliser or using a substitute. For pastoral farms this includes use of supplementary feed.
A report on the modelling work done over four years on a range of dairy and sheep and beef farms
This report examines diversification options that involve both the development of part of an existing property or an option which involves the wholesale conversion to an alternative land use. The purpose is to provide a number of examples of what might be possible in terms of land use diversification and some of the considerations that should be made by a land owner prior to making a change.
This Valentine’s Day, you’re invited to a field day in Rangitikei, learning how to better ‘Love your Land’.
AgFirst have undertaken a literature review and analysis of Farmer decision making with regard to Climate Change and Biological Gas Emissions. The report has been prepared for the Biological Emissions Reference Group (BERG).
Huge costs in NZ’s zero carbon goals that could set the country back more than a trillion dollars have been side-lined in Government calculations says AgFirst’s Phil Journeaux.
New Zealand’s largest rural consultancy business, AgFirst, are thrilled to be expanding into the Manawatu/Whanganui Region.
The new office, headed by Erica van Reenen, will be focused on pastoral agriculture and will offer farmers a range of services…