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1 November 2022

Building a farm emissions reduction toolbox to help bolster New Zealand's future wellbeing

There's no single solution for reducing farm methane emissions but there are many tools that could help, says B+LNZ’s general manager farming excellence Dan Brier.

26 October 2022

Ngāi Tahu joins with science partners

Ngāi Tahu Farming have signed agreements with research organisations, including AgResearch and Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, to provide data and insights for NZ's largest ever regenerative farming trial.

25 October 2022

New robotics option for horticulturalists

A New Zealand-made robot that can help with orchard jobs, such as spraying and pruning, unveiled by Tauranga-based Robotics Plus at a conference dedicated to agricultural robotics in the United States.

25 October 2022

5G decision to boost rural connectivity

Rural cell phone users likely to be among the biggest winners from the decision to allocate rather than auction new 5G mobile spectrum, with many communities likely to access technology far earlier than anticipated.

18 October 2022

Helping farmers breed better cows

With New Zealand said to have passed 'peak cow', breeding better cows has been doing a lot to boost productivity, with LIC seeing increased genetic quality in our dairy herd as the vital pathway to future successes.

5 October 2022

Workforce funds for aquaculture industry

Funding boost aims to accelerate aquaculture strategic workforce plan to help the sector reach its goal of growing its annual sales to $3 billion by 2035 as part of the NZ government's Aquaculture Strategy.

1 October 2022

How premium petfood could become a $1 billion export industry for New Zealand

Aotearoa is on track to seize a larger and more lucrative share of the global premium pet foods market, says NZ Petfood Manufacturers Association's Richard Brake.

29 September 2022

New wine research centre 'a huge asset'

A $3.79m viticulture facility aims to help the NZ wine industry stay ahead of global trends and foster research in a 'Future Vineyard' by exploring automation and robotics, as well as climate resilience.