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60% more wheat needed by 2050

60% more wheat needed by 2050

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wheat is a major staple crop worldwide but its production has not reached demand in 10 of the 15 past

Angus bull for dinner – almost!

Angus bull for dinner – almost!

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

... the bull in question will not be on the menu, but instead will have pride of place on the

Boost to quarantine inspector numbers

Boost to quarantine inspector numbers

| May 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The recruitment of more biosecurity quarantine inspectors calls into question earlier staff and budget cuts, according to the Public Service

Policy changes could help boost biogas production

Policy changes could help boost biogas production

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Livestock produces a lot of waste. One solution is to turn such agricultural waste into biogas to generate energy. It

Who says plants can’t talk

Who says plants can’t talk

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Australian researchers have found that there's a lot to be said for having a friendly neighbour... we in New Zealand

Some pesticides may need banned to protect bees

Some pesticides may need banned to protect bees

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

A ban of a broad variety of pesticides may be required to protect bees, humans and the environment.

Wool prices steady

Wool prices steady

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

... longer Fine Crossbred Shears were firm to 3.5 percent dearer with the shorter types 2 to 4 percent easier

Cows are messy eaters… 5% wastage!

Cows are messy eaters… 5% wastage!

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dairy cows in New Zealand are fed almost exclusively on a range of pasture grasses. If you watch a cow

Working Bee at the Gravel Pit

Working Bee at the Gravel Pit

Weed control is an ongoing necessity at the Gravel Pit with gorse and broom popping up on a regular basis.

Waituna Landcare Group – AGM

Waituna Landcare Group – AGM

To be held May 13 at the Mokotua Hall. Several speakers on sediment and nutrient loss etc..