Innovation, Best Practice and Sustainability in New Zealand’s Primary Sector
Leaft Foods create a plant-based protein for people and a co-product for stock.
A large-scale operation grows vegetables in Canterbury.
A Lighter Touch uses non-chemical methods to control weeds in crops.
A future-focused dairying approach with plantain at LUDF.
A $20m salad house is helping a Gisborne-based company to protect its market position, secure jobs and cushion the impact of climate change.
New greenhouses will make this family owned company more sustainable.
A trellis system which protects cherries and makes fruit more accessible for harvest.
A super-premium, 100 percent family estate-grown wine brand.
A Wairarapa crop being trialled as an alternative to peas.
A couple making a variety of products on their lavender farm.
Peanut trials in Kaipara run by Plant and Food Research and Picot Productions.
Hemp growing and cropping diversity at Balfour, Southland.
Urban farming with the Company of Flowers in Dunedin.
Taihape farmers supplying locally grown quinoa to New Zealand
Elimination of pea weevil in the Wairarapa
Aspara Pacific providing potato and asparagus seed to domestic and international growers
Solar panel power for water reticulation to stock in remote areas
Increasing yield and reducing disease in potatoes with mesh covers
The challenges of increasing the numbers of leafcutting bees, super-pollinators of lucerne and other crops
Discovering the many uses of Miscanthus grass at Lincoln University
Identifying the causes of variability in onion crops at the Centre for Land and Water's MicroFarm in Hastings
A grower owned and operated flourmill in Canterbury.
The effect of urban development on productive land.
The re-designing of a farm system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Up-scaling research and development at Lincoln University’s Ashley Dene Station
Creating a viable hemp industry for New Zealand
A flexible farming system that’s creating opportunities in Gisborne
Adding value to oat production in Southland.
Addressing hot spots for nitrogen losses at Plant & Food Research
A Sustainable Farming Fund initiative measures actual nutrient losses under different systems
Growing malting barley for the craft beer industry
Minimum tillage and a focus on soil fertility and nutrient loss reduction promotes big yields
A visit to Murray Taggart's North Canterbury property
Onions, shallots and garlic production on leased land around Blenheim
Mick and Karen Williams won the 2013 BFEA Awards for the Greater Wellington Area
An investigation into the benefits of combining cropping and dairying on a dairy farm
As well as a "lifestyle" farm, Maurice Hellewell runs an organic meat procurement business
A family company grows and mills organic and gluten-free products in Gisborne
The history of the development of a new ryegrass
The search is on for ways to increase yields from 15 to 20 tonnes of feed wheat per hectare