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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In Brief Global – Issue No. 413

In this issue, we look at the importance of taking photos to track progress, spraying pointers, the importance of water budgets and some findings from a recent trip to South Africa.

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Northland Supplement Trial: First Year Results

AgFirst consultants, Kim Robinson and Chris Boom, are leading a groundbreaking supplement trial at a Northland Research Farm.  The ongoing trial compares profits across 3 systems: pasture only; PKE only and PKE plus other supplements.

Agriculture, Featured

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In Brief Global – Issue No. 412

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.

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Focus Orchards and Trials Update – August 2019

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

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