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When he felt the earth move below him as he lay with his leg crushed between the farm ute and his motorbike, Fairlie farmer Andrew Hurst felt relief dull some of the pain surging through his body. The shaking signalled the arrival of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, and the saving of his leg.
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Affectionately known as “The Glob” GlobalHQ’s rural health caravan was the brainchild long time rural ambassador Craig “Wiggy” Wiggins.
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The Ruralco Supplier Awards have been an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the mutually beneficial relationship between Ruralco suppliers and co-operative members
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Spring has once again delivered a variety of weather conditions after a warmer than usual August and September period and October and November had mixed weather. Soil temperatures struggled to rise with inconsistent sunshine hours meaning crops and pastures over this period were slow to establish
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For the next three months we are looking at the final sprays for finishing off our cereal and grass seed crops, getting our silos cleaned up before harvest, continuing our post emergence sprays on fodder beet, pre and post emergence sprays on forage brassicas and weed control in new pasture.
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Last season, Exirel® Insecticide from agricultural sciences company FMC, was approved for helicopter application, offering farmers an aerial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) compatible option and greater flexibility when spraying forage brassicas across NZ.
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MOP where it comes from, importance for legumes. Typical application rates and timings. SustaiN K, Superten K range.
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When it comes to selecting a rape cultivar for summer feed, it is important to base this decision on the potential yield needed at key times.
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Ruralco to offer shareholders the opportunity to make a direct donation to the service through their Ruralco card account.
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Over time productive pasture species including ryegrass, cocksfoot, tall fescue and clovers will slowly be replaced by less productive grass species and broadleaf weeds. When this happens both pasture production and quality are reduced, ultimately having a negative impact on both production and animal performance.
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