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    To eat wheat: local or imported?

    9 August 2021

    Most of us eat grains every day, in bread, cereals, biscuits, pasta and more. But do you know where the grain in this food has come from – or more specifically, the wheat? Ivan Lawrie is Arable Food Industry Council (AFIC) Chairman, and Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) General Manager of Business Operations. He’s followed the story of milling wheat in New Zealand for many years. Here he sets the record straight about milling wheat in New Zealand and introduces a project aimed at improving gr

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    The right rhizobia

    9 August 2021

    With farmers under pressure to reduce fertiliser nitrogen (N) inputs, a team of AgResearch scientists, supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, DairyNZ, KiwiNet, and Grasslanz Technology, has been investigating an opportunity to match superior strains of rhizobia with modern white clover cultivars to improve biological nitrogen fixation (BNF).

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    Ready. Select. Grow.

    27 July 2021

    The right nutrients at the right time – with both quick and sustained release nutrients, Nitrophoska® Select ensures that your crops start strong and keep growing.

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    SIDE 2021

    20 July 2021

    At their recent conference held in Ashburton, South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) ran a workshop on strategies to work with the N-190 cap. The workshop offered an opportunity to hear about N-190 policy expectations, while also exploring strategies to improve on-farm efficiency and reduce N fertiliser use. Ravensdown’s Chief Scientific Officer Ants Robert joined host Hugh Jackson to talk science around soil and fertiliser management along with guest speakers Carina Ross (DairyNZ Policy Advisor) and V

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