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31/03/2022

Spadework, chemistry take on grass grub and porina

Doug Speers, from crop protection company Adama New Zealand, reckons nothing beats boots on the ground for keeping ahead of threats to crops. More



31/03/2022

Fresh is best; time to give agchem stocks a second look

Here’s a quick challenge when you next have a few spare minutes. it’s super easy, and it’s good for both you and your customers. More



31/03/2022

Rotate Herbicides to Avoid Resistance

If you keep applying the same herbicide year after year to deal with weeds, eventually you may run into difficulties. More



26/01/2022

Make the case for selective summer pest control

If aphids make a meal of your farmers’ forage brassica crops this summer, remember you don’t automatically have to reach for the heavy, broad spectrum chemistry. More



26/01/2022

Adding up the benefits of adjuvants

Spray additives known as adjuvants are combined with insecticides, fungicides and herbicides to enhance safe, efficient application and performance of these crop protection products. More



26/01/2022

Beet gets a refresh

In the past few years beet crops have made a spectacular return from relative obscurity. Enviably high yields and feed budgeting flexibility allowing the option of grazing or lifting means they have quickly been picked up by leading farmers. More



26/01/2022

Go hard, go early on facial eczema

Facial eczema (FE) can be one of the most insidious production-limiting conditions in sheep, cattle and deer. More



26/01/2022

Novel potato protector takes off fast

Nufarm territory manager Chris Brenan has been in the crop protection business long enough to know when a new product hits the mark straight away. More



26/01/2022

How much is glyphosate worth to NZ?

Food and pasture growers as well as the forestry industry rely on glyphosate to prevent deep-rooted weeds from taking over their crops and decimating productivity, according to a report by the NZIER on the benefits of glyphosate to New Zealand. More



23/11/2021

Resistance survey ‘wake up call’; growing concern

Herbicide resistance is emerging as a serious and growing threat to New Zealand’s food production, with recent surveys by scientists finding half or more of arable farms and vineyards in some regions have weeds resistant to commonly used herbicides. More



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