Mitigation 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, as part of a number of projects, including for the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC).

Agriculture, Featured

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A long, dry summer: plan ahead

Paddocks are crisp underfoot and a dusty-brown colour. We share some tips on how to plan for rain – or yet even more shine!

Dairy, Featured

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A new wave of stress relief

Surfing for Farmers, a stress-busting initiative that has been set up by AgFirst’s Stephen Thomson is proving to be an incredible success story. 

Featured

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Nutrition in Young Tree Growth

Nothing will hold a young tree back more than lack of water and lack of nutrients, as Dean Rainham explains. 

Featured, Horticulture

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InBrief Global – Issue No. 396

In this issue of the Hawke’s Bay and Nelson Horticulture update, we feature young tree nutritional management, an update on AIMS, predicting harvest date and NZ crop estimation. 

Featured, Horticulture

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Farmer decision making with regard to Climate Change and Biological Gas Emissions

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).

Agriculture, Environmental, Featured

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InBrief Global – Issue No. 395

In this issue of the Hawke’s Bay and Nelson Horticulture update, we look at setting up your crop for harvest, kiwifruit girdling, Indian grower visits, large fruit size concerns with apples and hail.

Featured, Horticulture

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Leaf Testing Saves a Gold3 Crop

The importance of a leaf test was driven home when AgFirst’s Dean Rainham was called to advise on a very sick G3 block. The leaves were cupped downward, small, shoot growth stunted, very chlorotic, white at the margins.

Featured, Horticulture

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InBrief Global – Issue No. 394

In this issue of the Hawke’s Bay and Nelson Horticulture update, we look at evapotranspiration and an example of how leaf testing saved a Gold3 crop. We look into stem clippers, planning for perfection and challenges with budburst in hybrid pears.

Featured, Horticulture

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Central North Island Hill Country Sheep and Beef Report – June 2018

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of sheep and beef farms across the central North Island, carried out by AgFirst through June 2018.

Featured, Sheep & Beef

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