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Words by Richard Rennie. Electricity users throughout New Zealand, including irrigation users have been grappling with ever rising electricity costs for the past five years, a fact confirmed by the recent Electricity Authority market monitoring review of the wholesale electricity market. In late October the Electricity Authority released papers outlining the main conclusions it had drawn from its review of the wholesale electricity market. The review was prompted by the surge in prices since the...
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Now that we are preparing for a move to the new protection framework, we have made a couple of small but significant changes in the way we can support you in Traffic Light System - Orange.
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Side dressings, particularly of nitrogen (N), at key growth stages will optimise cereal crops such as wheat and barley, lifting yield and protein content.
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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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