In Brief Global – Issue No. 419

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.

Featured, Horticulture

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Land Use Diversification in the Waikato Region

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.

Agriculture, Dairy, Environmental, Featured, Horticulture, Sheep & Beef

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In Brief Global – Issue No. 418

In this edition of In Brief Global, we look into Kiwifruit Girdling, Irrigation Monitoring and review the Hawke’s Bay season. 

Featured, Horticulture

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In Brief Global – Issue No. 417

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. 

Featured, Horticulture

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In Brief Global – Issue No. 416

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.

Featured, Horticulture

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In Brief Global – Issue No. 415

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.

Featured, Horticulture

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Extension 350 project: AgFirst involvement

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.

Agriculture, Featured, Sheep & Beef

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Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Research

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.

Agriculture, Featured

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In Brief Global – Issue No. 414

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.

Featured, Horticulture

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Supplement Trial in Northland

AgFirst consultants Kim Robinson and Chris Boom are involved in running a supplement trial for the Northland Dairy Development Trust.

Agriculture, Featured

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