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Agcarm welcomes review confirming glyphosate safety

Friday, 12 August 2016, 2:11 pm | Agcarm

Glyphosate, a herbicide widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, is unlikely to cause cancer in people, according to a new safety review by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

Agcarm President to the 69th Agcarm Annual Conference

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 5:27 pm | Agcarm

New Zealand farmers and growers have been exporting food and fibre for over 150 years. Our primary industry export revenue is estimated to reach over $36.7 billion in the year ending June 2016. More >>

Our food is safe to eat

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 2:39 pm | Agcarm

Our food is safe to eat By Mark Ross The food we eat and how it is produced is never far from the news. The use of crop protection products and the residues that remain can evoke emotive headlines and spark unnecessary concern among consumers. More >>

Government supports new science for agriculture

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 2:04 pm | Agcarm

New Zealand’s primary sector is one step closer to accessing new agricultural products due to government’s support for increasing timeframes around data protection. More >>

Lifelong love of animals behind student’s windfall

Friday, 3 June 2016, 8:58 am | Agcarm

Lifelong love of animals behind student’s windfall A veterinary science student’s lifelong love of animals was rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. Born and bred in New Plymouth, 20-year-old Massey University student Ben Mitchell has ... More >>

Student’s passion for agriculture rewarded

Friday, 3 June 2016, 8:49 am | Agcarm

Agricultural student Sarah Ross is bucking a trend – and she’s just won a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm to help her do it. More >>

Veterinarians play crucial role in protecting global health

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:07 pm | Agcarm

Agcarm endorses World Veterinary Day held on 30 April, created to highlight the lifesaving work performed by veterinarians around the globe. More >>

Queen problems biggest bee health issue survey shows

Friday, 11 March 2016, 9:56 am | Agcarm

Queen problems biggest bee health issue survey shows New Zealand honey bee population is growing, with queen problems at the heart of bee health issues, demonstrates first of its kind survey. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the beekeeping ... More >>

Global experts join forces to improve animal health

Friday, 4 March 2016, 4:44 pm | Agcarm

Animal health and wellbeing requires greater global cooperation than ever before and New Zealand has the rare opportunity to participate in discussions which will contribute to the health of farm animals and pets around the world. More >>

Agcarm President Speech to the Agcarm Summer Conference

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 3:01 pm | Agcarm

I’ve mentioned data protection in every speech to every Agcarm conference I’ve ever spoken to since I became President of Agcarm. More >>

Have a spray-safe summer

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 1:36 pm | Agcarm

Have a spray-safe summer Gardeners spraying for weeds should ensure they get a handle on the basics of safe agrichemicals use, Agcarm says. At this time of year many gardeners will be noticing weeds which need to be sprayed. “The key to responsible use of ... More >>

Keeping on top of worms

Monday, 21 September 2015, 3:50 pm | Agcarm

Managing internal parasites (worms) is one of the biggest challenges that farmers face in producing healthy stock. More >>

Managing resistance to protect our crops

Monday, 17 August 2015, 5:06 pm | Agcarm

Managing resistance to protect our crops The development of pest, weed and disease resistance to crop protection compounds threatens the sustainability of our primary production and is already a major problem overseas. More >>

Government easing constraints to agricultural innovations

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 12:51 pm | Agcarm

Agcarm commends the government for tabling a Bill to improve access to the latest innovations in veterinary medicines and agrichemicals, helping New Zealand agriculture to remain competitive. More >>

President’s address to the Agcarm Annual Conference

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:26 pm | Agcarm

“To protect and enhance the health of crops and animals through innovation and responsible use of quality products.” More >>

Agcarm calls for illegal trade to stop

Monday, 29 June 2015, 4:17 pm | Agcarm

The illegal practice of selling agricultural chemicals in the likes of used soft drink bottles is dangerous and irresponsible says Agcarm. More >>

A message to gardeners wanting the perfect lawn

Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:55 pm | Agcarm

Home gardeners attending to pesky weeds in their lawns need to be mindful of what they are spraying them with, especially when composting lawn clippings. More >>

Chemical re-labelling timeframe too short

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:08 am | Agcarm

Agcarm is working positively with government to update health and safety regulations, but two years is not enough time to implement such complex changes. More >>

Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:32 pm | Agcarm

Protection of people and the environment is the focus of a new qualification developed by Agcarm to upskill staff in the rural servicing industry. More >>

Parliamentary report shows bee industry in pretty good shape

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:33 pm | Agcarm

Managed bee hives and honey production in New Zealand is increasing and there is little or no evidence that pesticides are affecting bee health, according to a parliamentary committee report released this week. More >>

 

 

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