Avoco offers new tertiary scholarship

Avoco is excited to announce a new scholarship available for tertiary students in 2019. As part of efforts to advance New Zealand’s avocado industry, Avoco is offering final-year Bachelor degree students in key subjects a $5000 scholarship towards...... Read More

Growing awareness of sustainability

New Zealand’s horticultural sector needs to keep a close eye on the role sustainability attributes play in the purchasing decisions of Chinese consumers if it’s to maximise returns from the rapidly-growing Chinese fruit and vegetable market,...... Read More

Geothermal energy key to business sustainability

A Kawerau-based company believes it’s found a niche in the sawn lumber export market. Sequal Lumber says it’s found a way to tap into geothermal energy while providing a unique customer experience in a sustainable fashion. Sequal Lumber...... Read More

Pasture pests costing NZ economy billions

Pests most commonly targeting New Zealand’s pastures are costing the economy up to $2.3 billion a year, an AgResearch study has found. And this is prompting a call for investment in new and cost-effective ways to better control these pests. The...... Read More

Report heralds massive land conversion to forestry

Forest owners say the Productivity Commission’s call for up to 2.8 million hectares of land to be turned into forests as a carbon sink would require implementing the most ambitious land-use change project a New Zealand government has ever set...... Read More

The Pied Piper of Cambridge

A small, community group of passionate volunteers, run by its founder Adam Thompson, are doing their bit to support the Government aim to have New Zealand predator-free by 2050. Predator Free Cambridge works in the town, concentrating on the eradication...... Read More

A call for China to invest in NZ forest and timber

The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China’s showcase Global Wood Trade Conference made a call for the superpower to invest more in our country’s forestry and timber processing. Forest Owners Association president...... Read More

Seminars on effluent to suit all operations

A full day’s worth of seminars will be on offer both days at the NZ Effluent Expo Event from 8.30am-4pm on November 27-28, at Mystery Creek near Hamilton. And they promise to provide food for thought for farmers running all types of dairying...... Read More

Free expo on farm effluent goes national

The NZ Effluent Expo Event is going national this year – offering the free event to farmers nationwide during two days at Mystery Creek in Hamilton. Taking shape under new management, the event, from 8.30am-4pm on November 27-28, has almost 100...... Read More

Good parasite control underscores healthy stock

With beef prices remaining strong and lamb making record returns, farmers are heading in to a busy spring and new farming year. And this means the marginal return on good animal health has never been greater for getting stock off on a foundation to...... Read More

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