Why white wine could turn red video

Plant and Food scientist Mike Trought examines bud burst at the Marlborough Research Centre vineyard in Blenheim.

Que syrah, syrah: Climate change could bring rising temperatures - and see NZ's signature sav pushed out.

Ravensdown profits go to farmers

Fertiliser profits and payments to Ravensdown farmers are on the rise.

Ravensdown managers have reshaped the fertiliser co-operative into a better business for farmers.

Paying the polluters

Lake Rotorua, overlooking Mokoia Island from above Wilson's Bay. Bay of Plenty Regional Council is paying a dairy farmer ...

Opinion: It's much cheaper not to pollute waterways in the first place than to pay to get pollutants out of freshwater once they are there.

Bull sales up from strong beef prices

Values for dairy cows have lifted significantly over the past six months.

Beef bulls are in demand as cash-strapped dairy farmers look for alternative revenue.

Sniffing out stink bugs

A brown marmorated stink bug perches on a sorghum plant.

Detector dogs could be employed to track down the hitch-hiking intruders that could wipe out crops.

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