AgFirst consultants, Kim Robinson and Chris Boom, are leading a groundbreaking supplement trial at a Northland Research Farm. The ongoing trial compares 3 farmlets: pasture only; PKE only and PKE plus other supplements.
In this issue of In Brief Global we remind you about frost protection during spring, highlight the importance of nitrogen for fruitset, ask what is next for NZ growers to focus on improving and we take a look at soil moisture.
August 2019 This update focuses on the Stanthorpe (P F Savio) and Shepparton (Turnbull Bros) Focus Orchards. Prepared by AgFirst’s Nic Finger, it looks at the 2019 harvest and what can be learned for 2020. Read the update here: https://apal.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Focus-Orchard-Update-NVIC-QLD-August-2019.pdf
In this edition of AgFirst’s Horticulture InBrief Global, we look at ‘getting the numbers right’, maximising pollination of apples, and summarise our thoughts on AgFirst’s recent conference as well as the Hort NZ Conference 2019.
In this issue of AgFirst’s Horticulture update, we look at formal training systems & promoting buds to break along the leader. We also look at pruning, efficient use of nitrogen fertiliser and droughts in orchards.
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 2019.
This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2019.
July 2019 The latest Focus Orchard trial has been released. Prepared by AgFirst’s Dean Rainham, it includes results on Smitten crop load, Buckeye Gala fruit size and pruning, and a dormancy breaking trial in Southern Victoria. Read the update here: https://apal.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Focus-Orchard-and-Trial-Update-Vic-Tas-Jul-2019.pdf
Orchards worldwide are dealing with the impacts of changing climate. AgFirst’s John Wilton outlines what current research reveals on how to manage the impacts of milder winters and warmer spring.
AgFirst’s James Allen has been a key leader in transforming the value chain of maize and soya bean crops in Ethiopia and Rwanda.