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Integrated Farm Plan (IFP) lead consultant Paul Reese discusses IFP outcomes with Swannanoa farmer Andrew Gilchrist.

Integrated farm plan boosts business structure

Swannanoa farmer Andrew Gilchrist has delved deep into the business and people side of his family-operated farm through completing an Integrated Farm Plan (IFP). Andrew is… Read More

Penny and Gary Robinson have found that farmers using their subsurface drip irrigation system are saving on water and labour costs while growing more grass on their farms.

Underground irrigation trial boosts efficiency

Gary and Penny Robinson have received positive feedback on water use efficiency and increased grass growth from Maniototo sharemilker, Luke Jeffries, after installing a Subsurface Drip… Read More

Fernside dairy farmer Julie Bradshaw has been empowered to make decisions on which cows to focus on by using genomic data.

Genomic data empowers decision-making

Over the past two years, Fernside farmer Julie Bradshaw has refined her dairy herd size through the use of genomics while maintaining the same level of… Read More

Cust farmer Roscoe Taggart with his maize for grain crop which he is trialling for the first time this season.

Farm viability improved through precision agriculture

Reduced input costs and nitrogen fertiliser use, along with improved environmental outcomes are key benefits realised by Roscoe Taggart over the last two years on his… Read More

A group of students from Swannanoa School assisted with a planting day at Brian and Rosemary Whyte’s Swannanoa farm.

Successful Swannanoa planting day

Over 200 native plants grown from seedlings at Brian and Rosemary Whyte’s Swannanoa farm have been planted along a 500m2 section of the Burgess Stream that… Read More