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Forage brassicas are a great source of home-grown feed at times when pasture is not enough.
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Forage brassicas are particularly susceptible to weed competition during establishment. This is especially the case when sowing into scenarios with moderate to high weed seed loadings in the soil, such as previously cropped ground or run-out pastures. Cultivation can also bring dormant weed seeds to the soil surface enabling germination within the crop.
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For the next three months we are looking at final sprays for finishing off cereal and grass seed crops, getting silos cleaned before harvest, continuing post emergence sprays on fodder beet, pre and post emergence sprays on forage brassicas and weed control in new pasture.
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Extensively evaluated for weed control efficacy and crop safety in local product development trials, Milestone is a selective, post-emergence broadleaf herbicide.
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Spring has once again delivered a variety of weather conditions after a warmer than usual August and early September period. October and November had mixed weather throughout the month.
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Despite uncertainty around Covid and regulatory compliance issues, Ruralco has shown it is more resilient than ever, recording positive financial results for its 2021 financial year.
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Farm electricity costs have pushed on relentlessly upwards in recent years, with the past two years in particular highlighting the volatility in prices.
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This year’s Instore Days was an incredible success. Our hybrid event held on 1 and 2 July offered opportunities to get the deals online, in stores and in the marquee, as well at some of our card retailers own premises. The food trucks in the Ashburton store marquee were a great hit with our members who enjoyed a day out with a variety of food options and a chance to catch up with each other in our outdoor area.This year, Ruralco’s Instore Days kicked off from 1 June and every $250 sp...
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Words by Penny Clark-Hall, images supplied  “You can’t get more authentic than a rural community” or so the saying goes. The rich tapestry of rural communities is a beautiful and powerful thing. The highs and lows of life that are enjoyed and endured are made all the richer for sharing the joy and burden with those that chose to make rural New Zealand their home. Whether it is by necessity, chance or devotion, there must be something in the water that turns these peop...
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This fifth-generation family has also been making an effort to ensure that if the sixth generation choose to continue farming.
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