Innovation, Best Practice and Sustainability in New Zealand’s Primary Sector
Episode 10 2023 Promo
The Timata Method offers farmers a low-cost alternative to native regeneration.
A Lighter Touch uses non-chemical methods to control weeds in crops.
Truffle tourism is being developed in Waikato.
Protecting our flora and fauna from Wilding conifers in Whakatipu.
The rewarding work of controlling invasive plant and fish pests in Te Arawa Lakes.
Marlborough District Council and a community-based group is spearheading the battle against Chilean Needle Grass.
Waging war on the self-seeding wilding pines in the Marlborough region.
Conservation and protection of native species surrounding Mystery Creek.
Training dogs to detect American Foulbrood in beehives.
Increasing market share of New Zealand grown olive oil
Elimination of pea weevil in the Wairarapa
Finding safe and sustainable ways to bring pest-free apples to the Asian market
Bee Pathogen Programme about NZ's honeybees
Farewell Silent Spring, the science of pesticide reduction in the NZ apple industry
The science behind research to reduce methyl bromide use in forestry exports
Plant & Food Research lead a bio-assault on the apple pest, codling moth
Searching for an effective biocontrol for the Tomato Potato Psyllid in glasshouses
Increasing yield and reducing disease in potatoes with mesh covers
Containing the spread of catfish in our waterways
How biosecurity is being placed in the centre of operations at the Port of Tauranga
Bio-pesticides are being developed at AgResearch to fight pastoral pests.
DairyNZ is helping farmers to manage the threat of Mycoplasma bovis
Progress in the battle against the invasive weed tutsan
A bio-control programme to control the invasive pasture pest, horsetail weevil.
Breeding beneficial bugs for biological controls at Bioforce
Creating a vaccine to combat ovine pneumonia at the Hopkirk Institute
Controlling wasp populations with a new protein bait
The search for a biological control against slug pests
The Flett family farm is home to four generations of Fletts and is a testament to the innovative and questioning spirit of the generations.
Plant & Food Research’s crop protection specialist, Jessica Dohmen-Vereijssen, updates the ongoing research in Canterbury into the tomato potato psyllid, and outlines how science and industry are dealing with the pest.
Untamed Tannery is a company developed by Steve and Sue Boot to transform New Zealand’s number one Pest into plush fur and leather products.
Victoria University research into the Argentine Ant pest which is threatening bee survival
A group formed on the Otago Peninsula to create a predator-free region
AgResearch and Otago University researchers continue their work in deer genetics
A pest threatening the feijoa industry in being studied in Northland
Managing the invasive weed on sheep and beef farms with the Marlborough District Council
Soho Properties owner Mutt Lange has invested heavily in wilding pine control in Otago
Concern from farmers and beekeepers about the threat of this tree parasite
An AgResearch study on eight farms looking at the use and effectiveness of drenches
A Maori owned wine company with a strong commitment to the environment
Automated precision weeding for squash and other crops developed by Andy Lysaght
Producing phytopthera resistant avocado trees through micro-cloning