In this edition of In Brief Global, we look at controlling sooty mould, secondary thinner applications, managing water stress in wine grapes, staff updates and crop estimation.
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.
In this edition of In Brief Global, we look into Kiwifruit Girdling, Irrigation Monitoring and review the Hawke’s Bay season.
In this edition of In Brief Global, we discuss some tips on training G3 up string, managing hail damage in apple orchards and growing degree days relative to full bloom.
In this edition of In Brief Global, our horticulture consultants discuss what the recent hot days mean as well as the impacts of extreme weather events, such as flooding and hail.
In this issue of In Brief Global, we explore the idea of creating habitats for beneficial insects, look at developments on spray drift in Europe, reflect on fruit size, effects of waterlogged blocks and managing hail damage in vineyards.
AgFirst are consulting to Northland farmers as part of the Extension 350 project. The focus is on improving farmers’ goals, profitability, sustainability and wellbeing on their sheep and beef businesses.
AgFirst are part of the Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Group who are researching a range of catch crop species and establishment techniques. They aim to prove these crops have the ability to reduce sediment and surface flow losses following winter grazing of forage crops.
In this issue of AgFirst’s In Brief Global horticulture update, we look at how climate change means average Springs are rare, share our thoughts on flowering and fruit size and discuss the impact of hail.
AgFirst consultants Kim Robinson and Chris Boom are involved in running a supplement trial for the Northland Dairy Development Trust.