Zespri assures kiwifruit lovers they are safe after 1.7 million trays were put on hold.
South Canterbury farmers take a grassroots approach to reduce their effect on the environment.
Feed barley plantings drop as Canterbury arable farmers feel the pinch of the dairy downturn and look for alternative crops.
Now the grape harvest is over, the winemakers' job has begun at Matahiwi Wines in the Wairarapa.
"I'm eating my way through Nelson and Motueka," John Key says, apple in hand.
The search for velvetleaf is winding down in Southland, with Environment Southland set to cease hunting at the end of the week.
Taranaki interest in the 2016 Ballance Farm Environment Awards will be high because two finalists have strong links to the region.
Velvetleaf volunteer response extended in Otago.
In ploughing's reversible class Bob Mehrtens cannot be beaten
Velvetleaf control has cost the Government at least $1 million so far.
A good growing season has ushered in a higher wine harvest than last year.
A burst of frenetic buying sent US corn and soybean futures sharply higher after months of sluggishness.
Three seeds from an invasive weed are being grown to find the source of a small outbreak.
The farm environment plan process required as part of gaining irrigation consent was a positive experience says a Mid Canterbury cropping farmer
Vine plantings are growing for the booming wine industry.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is refusing to discuss velvetleaf any further at this stage.
Velvetleaf could be a problem next year, with some plants found seeding in northern Southland.
Any gardener interested in improving their soil – that's all of us – should be tuned in to the arguments for, and against, biochar.
Results of tests for suspected bee poisoning will not be known for more than a week.
Manawatu soils will be turned over as the top ploughmen and women line up the straightest furrow at the national championships.
Irrigation from the snow-fed Waitaki River has proved the salvation for many farms on the plains and downlands.
Furrows were checked, as the best of New Zealand's plough people were trying their horses and tractors at Rongotea in Manawatu
Seed importers and growers fear they have been caught up in the crackdown on invasive weeds.
About 120 names have been added to the list of farms to search for velvetleaf in Southland.
Renwick households have enough water until next summer but supply may still be limited until new pumps are installed in early 2019.
Biotechnologists say New Zealand will have to embrace GM or fall behind
The discovery of three blackgrass seeds from two Mid Canterbury paddocks is concerning farmers.
Chris Dennison harvests the sun.
Best NZ has in Manawatu for NZ ploughing championships.