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The cereal aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi) may be tiny in size, but as the main vector for one of the most costly diseases in New Zealand cereal crops, its potential impact is anything but small.
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As an essential nutrient for plant growth and development, nitrogen (N) is critical for increasing crop yields.
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The autumn period like last year has produced a consistent spell of warmer weather. With only a couple of light frosts, the soil temperature has remained up with consistent growth rates for all crops and pasture.
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For the next 3 months, we will look at the following: Autumn sown arable crops, barley grass control in pasture and weed control in lucerne.
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Tony Coltman and Dana Carver of Canlac Holdings have been named the Canterbury Supreme Winners in the Ballance Farm Environment Awards run by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust.
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“Water is the forgotten source of bacteria and pathogens on your farm.”
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Autumn is finally upon us after a summer that took a while to heat up, bringing with it some late dry periods over the past two months. This late temperature reduced moisture reserves causing some stress on pasture growth with the soil temperatures remaining high.
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For the next three months our focus for agri-chemical is on the following; fodder crops, pre-emergence sprays on autumn sown crops, grass grub control in pasture, and use of gibberellic acid to increase pasture growth.
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Farmers looking to prolong the longevity and health of their lucerne stands have a new weed control option available this season with the launch of Debut from Nufarm.
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A new project is investigating fertigation’s potential for irrigated pastoral farms.
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