A new inherited disease that causes ptosis – retarded growth, intellectual disability and mortality in Ayrshire calves, has been discovered by a research group at the University of Helsinki. The group, led by Professor Magnus Andersson, found the disease to be associated with a mutation in UBE3B gene. Of the 129 tested Ayrshire AI bulls recently used in […]
Researchers at Lancaster University are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop. Dr Shane Rothwell carrying out crop trials Plant and Soil Scientists hope to combine two new technologies to provide a rapid “same day” measurement of soil phosphorus availability, enabling […]
World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally on the 2nd February every year. The Waituna Landcare Group and the Gorge Road School joined together to celebrate our local Waituna Wetlands. The senior school walked the Waituna Loop Track, enjoying the new interpretation panels erected last spring and learning about wetland values and the history of the […]
While farmers’ well-being at work is not directly visible to the consumer, it forms an important part of responsible food production.
It’s not a job for the faint-hearted and you can see why contractors don’t want to have just anyone in control of such a set-up.
The device has been complemented by a piece of software which takes into account the local context, such as plant properties and soil characteristics. This means, the system is also…
… they can take up more gas while losing less water…
Milk from organic farms has a lower concentration of elements like zinc, iodine and selenium than milk produced by conventional farming methods.
Having two primary industry sectors fighting the Ministry in court today shows that our biosecurity safeguards aren’t working
The weaker New Zealand dollar and poor weather has combined to push up local prices as exporters struggle to meet shipment commitments.