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Supporting rural education

Rural Women New Zealand Alex Eagles-Tully  Teacher trainee Joanne Siebert believes people living in rural areas of Aotearoa deserve an education equal to those living in our cities and so does Rural Women New Zealand. One...... Read More

Benefits of a multi-nutritional supplement part two

Abundant living with John Arts Abundant Health   If you take a multi type supplement you should carefully read the mineral contents on the label. Minerals are essential for the health and development of every cell in our...... Read More

Staying the course for long term benefit

As with most horticultural commodities, every season can be different as influenced by a variety of factors, rainfall, temperature at key times, or market returns. As growers, we have a limited ability to influence these factors, especially market returns....... Read More

Fert facts part four

Better soils with Brett Petersen Kiwi Fertiliser & Golden Bay Dolomite Over the past several months, Brett has shared his top facts about fertiliser to help optimise your soil. This is the last instalment.   31 Soluble...... Read More

Lifestyle subdivisions moving further out

Your land surveyed with Brent Trail Surveying Services Ltd With the pressure of subdivision now limiting development opportunities nearer to Hamilton and Tauranga, South Waikato and Matamata-Piako are seeing increased development. Sandwiched...... Read More

Calf clostridial vaccinationsion course is

Vet's vision with Phil Rennie Tauranga Vets Given how much valuable time and effort is spent on raising young calves; their primary vaccination course is a particularly important part of your stock’s health plan. The...... Read More

Is a change in land use possible?

Carbon Positive Farming with Peter Burton Functional Fertiliser Ltd Every day there are new reports proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the world is warming at a faster rate than ever before and, although reversible, we are...... Read More

Projects pave the way into horticulture

Fruition Horticulture say the opportunity to enter the horticulture industry has never been easier. Photo: Fruition Horticulture. The horticulture industry continues to experience strong growth, so it’s important it has clear succession pathways...... Read More

Agricultural anxiety

Finance with Don Fraser Fraser Farm Finance  Ruminations of an Old Fart. I was recently chairing a meeting of senior people who were listening to a prominent doctor talking about heart health. The underlying feeling, I...... Read More

Trusting the process, and the mentor

From left, farmers Grant Hanson, Amanda Carter-Hanson and Geoff Carter. The cost of fertiliser is rising rapidly, and with it, concern about the future of sustainable farming. Farmers are looking for answers. Taranaki dairy farmers Grant and Amanda...... Read More

Dealing with costs, regulations and the Covid cliff

Outlook with Bill Webb Bill Webb Feed Solutions The weather has been a mixed bag. Last year in July we had 102mm, and this year only 89mm. We’re down 13mm, but it seemed like it was wetter, so we must have had more days...... Read More

Scholarship opportunity up for grabs

For the fourth year, Avoco is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for tertiary students in 2022. To help promote understanding of New Zealand’s avocado industry, Avoco is offering final-year Bachelor degree students in key subjects a...... Read More

Gathering and deciphering information

Tony’s Take on avos with Tony Bradley Aongatete Avocados Ltd I’m struggling to find my topic. I usually go to our work environment or to the seasonal activities on the orchard and then to my own orchard practises....... Read More

Fine-tuning nutrient requirements

Fert Options with Robin Boom Agronomic Advisory Services With the recent escalation of fertiliser prices, it would be a good idea to fine tune nutrient requirements to exactly what the soil test results indicate is required and...... Read More

New Waikato subdivision rules almost here

Your land surveyed with Brent Trail Surveying Services Ltd Waikato District Council was granted an extension until September 18 this year to notify its decision on the new subdivision rules that cover Waikato District (including...... Read More

Silent killers threatening all women

Rural Women New Zealand Alex Eagles-Tully Rural Women New Zealand is on a mission to inform women of all ages about the threat they face from the gynaecological cancers, which kill our women at a rate of one every 48 hours. Ovarian...... Read More

Dehorning calves and adult cattle

Vet's vision with Phil Rennie Tauranga Vets With the onset of calving around most of the country, for some there will be an accompanying need for disbudding young calves, preferably within the first one to two months of their...... Read More

Fert facts part three

Better soils with Brett Petersen Kiwi Fertiliser & Golden Bay Dolomite  Over the coming months, Brett will share 40 facts about fertiliser that will help optimise your soil. Here is the third instalment.   21 Dr Linus...... Read More

Avocado export season commences

Just Avocados, New Zealand avocado supply group, celebrated a positive season for grower returns in 2020-21 despite the disruptions of Covid-19, with their pool one average orchard gate return for premium sizes at $27.27 and $30.42 for pool two. The...... Read More




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