Manuka honey's medicinal properties stole the show at the first Manuka Honey Seminar held in Masterton.
A drab harvest has done nothing to excite arable farmers in Mid-Canterbury.
Overnight temperature falls to about 1 degree Celsius in Marlborough but no frost was recorded as grape harvesting cranks up.
Palmerston North scientist Zane Webber has been getting plants in some wild places.
Lower sales and higher costs has resulted in winemaker Delegat's Group's reporting a 7.6 per cent slump in net profit for the half year to December 31.
Farmers regrassing paddocks are being warned not to use uncertified seed cultivars to avoid the risk of insect pests.
An award-winning Marlborough winery is on the market for an investor to splash the cash on.
New Zealand wine exports are expected to continue growing this year, according to the latest Rabobank Wine Quarterly report.
Restrictions on the movement on fruit and vegetables in Northland have been lifted after a fruit fly scare.
Seed exports rose in value to $192 million with many of the high value crops grown from the food bowl of Canterbury.
A bumper crop is taking shape in Marlborough's vineyards, with many growers forced to cut fruit to the ground.
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Potatoes have nudged out tomatoes as the favourite vegetable in the shopping aisles.
The Far North is in horticulture lockdown following the discovery of a fruit fly.
An orchard which exports honeycrisp, the US' most popular apple variety, wants other growers to join them.
An innovative method of using sheep under the grape vines to achieve the annual task of leaf plucking.
One of Nigel Wilson's most productive (and picturesque) crops is white clover.
Despite high initial costs and challenges, passionate growers are ditching chemical sprays to go organic.
A Japanese company has been given approval to buy another 12.5 per cent of a Marlborough vineyard.
Five men busted stealing strawberries were warned by police to see a doctor as the fruits had been sprayed days earlier
Soils are unusually dry in Waikato and Northland but a repeat of last year's extreme drought seems unlikely.
Good luck and management put $150 million in Nelson pipfruit growers' pockets in the past year.
The largest crop in nearly 10 years has allowed apple and pear growers to crack the $500 million mark for exports.
Visiting scholar criticises practice of burning crop stubble, saying he would never do it on his farm.
Farmers told dairy effluent used on cropping farms can be an excellent fertiliser, but its action is quite different to chemical fertilisers.
Some of the seed lines at Richard Morgans and Michelle Burnett's small organics property date back to several thousand years ago.
The burn-off of stubble from harvested crops may be little used overseas, but researchers are convinced of its value for Canterbury arable farming.
Fire authorities want farmers to think of their neighbours before they set the first match to 20,000 hectares of crop stubble in Mid-Canterbury next year.
Sixteen water schemes are planned that could result in farmers changing their land use and farm policies.
New Timaru flour mill committed to using only locally sourced grain behind big increase milling wheat crop planting in Canterbury.
Long-standing berry grower Donald Butler has a bee in his bonnet and it's all about the lack of bees in his blackcurrant orchard.
A Hawke's Bay crop grower who watered his crops under the cover of darkness during last summer's drought has been fined $15,000.
The Japanese have an appetite for a particular kind of sprout. The problem is the radish used does not grow in Japan.
The ryegrass seed industry has undergone "amazing" changes in recent years, a researcher says.
Blueberry growers are excited by a great start to the season.
NZ's vegetable seed industry has the potential to generate $100 million in exports in the next five years.
Farmers asked to be alert for illicit cannabis crops and the thieves that come with them.
Central Otago group can now proceed with feasibility study of irrigation in the Manuherikia and Ida Valley catchments.
The first Marlborough cherries of the season are being picked this week.
A grant will help scientists find when UV light helps plants.
One need not travel to Tuscany to see vistas of golden fields - 1900 hectares of South Canterbury is glowing with rapeseed.
A unique solution to a backbreaking task has boosted production and put these farm workers on "surfboards".
Kiwifruit giant Zespri is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.
Bright yellow crops of oilseed rape are attracting plenty of attention in South Canterbury.
The future of stubble burning as a tool in New Zealand arable farming rotations seems assured after a review has backed the practice.
NZ apple exports to China at risk after rot was found in three shipments headed to Asia.
Farmers are being challenged to support multimillion-dollar Hunter Downs irrigation scheme.
Pea crops are springing out of the ground because of unseasonably warm weather.
Proposed new land use rules predicted to jam the brakes on agricultural development in Canterbury.