Ecosystem understanding crucial in agriculture

Ecosystem understanding crucial in agriculture

The future of agriculture rests on the next generation of leaders understanding interactions among species, Associate Professor Adrian Paterson, Head of Department Pest-management and Conservation at Lincoln University, says. The newly formed Department, set-up in part to align with the external Biosecurity 2025 and Predator-Free-NZ 2050 initiatives, is offering an undergraduate 300 level course in […]

Lincoln experience important chapter in success story

Lincoln experience important chapter in success story

Young Farmer 2017 winner Nigel Woodhead says his time at Lincoln University opened doors for him which contributed to his success. Nigel claimed the title in the Manawatu after three days of competition. He was awarded a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree in 2009 by Lincoln University. The 28-year-old Milton sheep and beef farmer said […]

World Class New Zealander Award for FAR’s Phil Rolston

World Class New Zealander Award for FAR’s Phil Rolston

FAR’s Phil Rolston is officially a World Class New Zealander! Dr Rolston was one of six people from very different industries who were honoured at the 2017 World Class New Zealand Awards in Auckland. Judging panel chair Phil Veal said the awards showcased the very best of this country’s talent, and focused on how individual’s […]

Regions win battle to protect GM free status

Regions win battle to protect GM free status

Hawke’s Bay exporters, growers and farmers who have worked hard to protect the region’s GM free status are happy the environment minister has backed down from controversial amendments to the RMA that would take away the regions’ right to make their own decisions on GMOs. Hawke’s Bay’s ability to establish a GM Free food producing […]

StockX announces strategic partnership with Heartland Bank

An emerging start-up business with 18 months trading under its belt StockX, a finalist in the Fieldays Innovation Launch NZ Awards in 2016 and again in 2017, is also a finalist in the New Zealand Hi Tech Awards in the category of – NZTE Innovative Agritech Product for 2017. StockX has received early development support […]

IoT start up set to benefit farmers

IoT start up set to benefit farmers

In the picture: A BloomSky weather station on display at the Farming2020 event in South Waikato. Fonterra farmers will come together to trial innovative technology that will allow them to take insights from the weather and bring greater precision to New Zealand dairy farms. Fonterra is playing its part in fuelling the revolution of on-farm […]

Hivemind crowdfunds affordable bee surveillance technology

Hivemind crowdfunds affordable bee surveillance technology

  New Zealand’s smart hive innovation company, Hivemind, is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help beekeepers check their hives remotely, and take proactive action to keep their bees safe and happy. The “Hive Strength Monitor with WiFi” campaign aims to develop and commercialise an affordable and accessible WiFi version of Hivemind’s flagship satellite-based […]

Farm environmental awards highlight sustainability

Farm environmental awards highlight sustainability

Sustainable farming across the Horizons Region has been highlighted at the Ballance Farm Environmental Awards (BFEAs) this month. The BFEAs are an annual awards programme which recognise and celebrate farm practices that promote sustainable land management in 11 regions throughout the country. Horizons Regional Council sponsors an award at the BFEAs each year as they […]

Alibaba and blockchain technology to drive food safety and quality

 Alibaba (Australia) Company Pty. Ltd. will engage PwC firms in New Zealand, Australia and China to provide services and advice relating to Alibaba’s intention to build greater trust in food—right across the supply chain. A memorandum of understanding was signed today setting out Alibaba’s intentions and the involvement of Fonterra and NZ Post. The signing […]

Vitafoods Asia, Singapore 5-6 September 2017

Vitafoods Asia 5 – 6 September 2017 Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore www.vitafoodsasia.com   Vitafoods Asia, now in its seventh year moves to Singapore to further broaden its appeal within the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. Singapore is actively positioning itself as the food hub of Asia and it has […]