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Ashburton student one step closer to career in animal care

Friday, 14 June 2019, 8:22 am | Agcarm

Forget the car, the swanky holiday or the latest iPhone. An Ashburton student, who’s just won a $2,500 scholarship from industry association Agcarm, has more practical uses for the cash. Imogen Redpath will use her winnings to buy a new stethoscope, ... More >>

Dannevirke student grows closer to career in horticulture

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4:35 pm | Agcarm

Watching plants grow is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But tell that to horticultural student, Sarah Wyatt, who has just won a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. The 19-year-old bachelor of horticultural science student at Massey University developed her interest ... More >>

Ensuring the safety of pesticides within New Zealand

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 6:32 pm | Agcarm

A culture of trepidation about consuming foods which have been exposed to pesticides is misleading and has sparked much confusion of late. More >>

Sustainable products assured by ag association - Agcarm

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:32 pm | Agcarm

By Mark Ross With multiple companies offering disease and pest management solutions, farmers can be guaranteed that products purchased from an Agcarm member are safe, sustainable and of high quality. Agcarm is a not-for-profit trade association, representing ... More >>

Survey shows NZ bee loss is low, but needs attention

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:31 am | Agcarm

New Zealand's honey bee population continues to grow - with queen problems, varroa mites, starvation and wasps the leading causes of bee loss, asserts annual survey. Registered beehives in New Zealand total around 880,000. “They've nearly doubled ... More >>

Environmental benefits of glyphosate

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 1:16 pm | Agcarm

Glyphosate, the world's most widely-used weed management tool has extensive economic and environmental benefits for farmers, especially for those involved with New Zealand’s grains industry. More >>

EPA chemical reassessment rational, says Agcarm

Monday, 15 October 2018, 1:16 pm | Agcarm

A strong food supply and healthy livestock are vital for the future of New Zealand’s primary industries and economy. The government reviews the tools that play an essential role in the fight against pests and diseases that threaten these. More >>

Reminder to home gardeners as spring lawn growth kicks in

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:11 pm | Agcarm

Spring has arrived heralding the annual surge in growth of lush garden lawns – and the unwanted return of annoying lawn weeds. More >>

US hype creating unnecessary concern in NZ

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 3:49 pm | Agcarm

Reports from the US are creating a frenzy of speculation about the food we eat, how it is produced, the residues that remain and the safety of using one of the most widely-used herbicides. More >>

Commentary on Neonicotinoids

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:47 pm | Agcarm

Neonicotinoids (neonics) are a group of modern insecticides noted for their excellent insect control but low toxicity in humans and other mammals. They have been on the market in New Zealand for more than 25 years and been applied to protect many hundreds ... More >>

Protecting people and animals from sharing disease

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:53 am | Agcarm

On World Zoonoses Day, Agcarm reminds pet and livestock owners that good hygiene and vaccination is vital for protecting the health of people and animals. More >>

Napier student’s passion for outdoors recognised

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:27 pm | Agcarm

Born and bred in Napier, Agri-commerce student, Geoffrey Berntsen was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. The 20-year-old says his interest in the primary industries derives from a love of the outdoors. More >>

Survey finds New Zealand food safe to eat

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:13 pm | Agcarm

The food we eat, how it is produced, and the residues that remain from crop protection products is dear to the hearts of many consumers. A survey released today confirms that the New Zealand diet is safe and that contaminants are very low - and mostly ... More >>

Illegal animal medicines a global concern, says report

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 1:56 pm | Agcarm

Illegal animal medicines a global concern, says report By Mark Ross A report on illegal veterinary medicines estimates that annual global losses to legitimate companies are between US$1 billion to $2 billion, and warns of a growing black market for pet ... More >>

Global trends in animal health and crop protection

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 2:59 pm | Agcarm

Over the next decade, the global middle class will grow from two billion to nearly five billion. An explosive, unprecedented rise considering the entire world population was a mere five billion in 1990. More >>

Managing pests to help eradicate global hunger

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 6:40 pm | Agcarm

Famers and growers contribute to the quest of eradicating global hunger by providing nutritious food. Their approach to managing pests helps maximise production with finite resources. More >>

Farmers and growers welcome EU glyphosate decision

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:57 am | Agcarm

New Zealand farmers and growers welcome an EU majority decision backing a five-year extension to glyphosate’s licence, which was due to expire next month. More >>

Taking care of our pets: World Animal Day - 4 October

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 2:02 pm | Agcarm

Pets are often dubbed a ‘member of the family’ - providing emotional support to their owners, reducing feelings of stress and loneliness, and increasing social contact. With over 223 million dogs and 220 million cats worldwide - excluding strays, ... More >>

Protecting people and livestock from infectious disease

Friday, 29 September 2017, 2:02 pm | Agcarm

Vaccination is the most effective method of protecting against life-threatening diseases such as distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis, which affect New Zealand animals. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of leptospirosis in the world, ... More >>

Agricultural organisations join to promote bee safety

Friday, 1 September 2017, 11:12 am | Agcarm

Aerial and ground sprayers can protect bees from unintended exposure to agrichemicals, by following some simple rules. Responsible use of products is the driver for releasing the bee responsible campaign by Agcarm, NZ Aviation in Agriculture, and Rural Contractors ... More >>

 

 

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