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AgFirst COVID-19 Update

Following the New Zealand Government COVID 19 lockdown announcement, AgFirst is changing the way we operate to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and the rest of New Zealand. Many of our services are considered essential business, and where that is the case the following protocols will be followed: All staff will keep a …

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AgFirst COVID-19 Update

Following the New Zealand Government COVID 19 lockdown announcement, AgFirst
is changing the way we operate to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and the rest of
New Zealand. Many of our services are considered essential business, and where that is the case we have established strict protocols.

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In Brief Global Issue No. 424

In this edition: fruit quality and maturity progression including parameters on Envy harvest & information on leaf plucking. Plus lucky us, Dean is back and has joined the Hawkes Bay team!

 

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The Value of Nitrogen Fertiliser to the New Zealand Economy

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.

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Mitigation and cost of on-farm Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A report on the modelling work done over four years on a range of dairy and sheep and beef farms

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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