Financial Survey 2019: Central North Island Hill Country Sheep & Beef

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.

Agriculture, Featured, Sheep & Beef

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Financial Survey 2019: Waikato & BoP Dairy

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.

Agriculture, Dairy, Featured

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Focus Orchard and Trials Update – July 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

Featured, Horticulture

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Managing Climate Change on Orchards

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.

Featured, Horticulture

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AgFirst helps to transform the maize & soya value chain in Rwanda

AgFirst’s James Allen has been a key leader in transforming the value chain of maize and soya bean crops in Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Agriculture, Featured

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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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In Brief 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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