Wheat is a major staple crop worldwide but its production has not reached demand in 10 of the 15 past years
… the bull in question will not be on the menu, but instead will have pride of place on the wall.
The recruitment of more biosecurity quarantine inspectors calls into question earlier staff and budget cuts, according to the Public Service Association.
Livestock produces a lot of waste. One solution is to turn such agricultural waste into biogas to generate energy. It requires using so-called anaerobic digestion, which consists in breaking down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. This approach could thus solve farmers’ problem while helping diversify farmers’ income. This is particularly relevant in agricultural [...]
Australian researchers have found that there’s a lot to be said for having a friendly neighbour… we in New Zealand have known this for some time.
A ban of a broad variety of pesticides may be required to protect bees, humans and the environment.
… longer Fine Crossbred Shears were firm to 3.5 percent dearer with the shorter types 2 to 4 percent easier as recent premium levels ease back. Coarse Crossbred Fleece were firm to 1.5 percent stronger as were the coarse shear types.
Dairy cows in New Zealand are fed almost exclusively on a range of pasture grasses. If you watch a cow eating you will notice that there is always some of each mouthful that falls to the ground uneaten – cows are messy eaters.
Weed control is an ongoing necessity at the Gravel Pit with gorse and broom popping up on a regular basis. As native plants become established though they should dominate and reduce the need for this control work. The other development from the working bee was the beginning of a walking track to a lookout on [...]
To be held May 13 at the Mokotua Hall. Several speakers on sediment and nutrient loss etc..