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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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  • Environment

    In your corner: how Ravensdown works to influence policy matters

    9 August 2021

    Policy. In the current climate, the word itself is enough to send shivers down New Zealand's rural backbone. But policy is unlikely to go away any time soon, so the best option for Ravensdown and other industry bodies is to take a stand to ensure sensible outcomes for our farmers. Ravensdown’s Environmental and Policy Manager Anna Wilkes and Sustainability Manager Allanah Kidd tell us how Ravensdown works in this space for the good of our shareholders and the farming community at large.

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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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