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.
Prospects for the dwindling number of arable farmers in North Canterbury have improved with strong demand for barley from the dairy industry.
The value of New Zealand wine exports hit a record high in the year to June.
Nelson's reputation for producing some of the NZ's top rieslings has been reinforced with an international trophy win.
Greg Flavall would like to see the world's first hemp industrical village located in Taranaki.
Horticultural company loses its bid to trademark the name of its Sweet Sensation tomatoes.
A new potato group will draw on its grower and industry connections to raise potato returns.
Feed grain stocks are down on last year despite a good harvest, and livestock farmers are being urged to secure supplies early.
A serious message lies behind the comic allusions as a marketing expert entertains fruit and vegetable growers.
A Taranaki dairy farmer keen to meet his environmental obligations plants thousands of native plants on his streambank.
A North Canterbury water scheme that could create thousands of jobs has been granted resource consent.
Free trade with India and doubling export returns on the agenda at the Pipfruit NZ growers' conference.
Entries for the 2014 Ballance Farm Environment Awards have just opened.
NZ trades on its food safety and security of supply and those things had better be whiter than white, food expert says.
Winegrowers fear botulism risk in Fonterra milk products could taint the reputation of NZ wine and food in China.
A senior AgResearch scientist has been highly commended for a cow collar that measures pasture continuously during grazing.
Life just got even busier for Nelson fruit and berry grower Julian Raine with his election as president of Horticulture New Zealand.
Marketing has never been a problem for this large-scale organic operation.
A Canterbury plant breeder has developed the world's first asparagus cultivar with resistance to phytophthora.
There's a lot of ill-feeling about riparian fencing on dry stock farms, according to a beef and sheep farmer.
Fonterra is trialling nine rough terrain vehicles on its farms as it seeks a safer alternative to quad bikes.
Nearly 50 farmers sign expressions of interest in Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha water storage scheme.
After this year's $1.5b drought, the tide may be turning in favour of genetically modified drought-tolerant ryegrass.
The perfect season is a reward at last for suffering through years of unkind weather and unfriendly markets.
Horticulture industry fires off another blast at tough environmental rules proposed by Horizons Regional Council.
Hastings apple grower Ben James has been crowned Horticulture New Zealand's young grower of the year.
Nelson fruit and berry grower Julian Raine has been elected president of Horticulture New Zealand.
A Hamilton engineer has helped design a machine that could solve a multimillion-dollar problem.