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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 >>

Driving safety home to farmers

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 5:37 pm | Agcarm

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), in partnership with Agcarm and WorkSafe New Zealand, is launching a campaign to increase awareness about the importance of wearing the right safety gear when using farm chemicals. More >>

Veterinary student’s desire for rural practice rewarded

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 3:24 pm | Agcarm

A veterinary science student’s ambition for rural practice was rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. More >>

PSA devastation driver for winning student

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 3:11 pm | Agcarm

Horticulture student Yvette Jones plans to put her studies to good use. She wants to prevent biosecurity disasters like PSA affecting New Zealand growers. More >>

High Court judgment emphasises need for review of GM law

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 3:33 pm | Agcarm

A High Court judgment has highlighted the dire need for a review of out-of-date New Zealand law on genetic modification (GM) technology, said Graeme Peters, chief executive of Agcarm. More >>

‘Dirty Dozen’ report irresponsible and unscientific

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 9:46 am | Agcarm

Consumers can be assured that conventionally grown fruit and vegetables are safe to eat, despite the alarmist claims of a new report from the pro-organics movement. More >>

TPP negotiators should drop opposition to data protection

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 4:07 pm | Agcarm

New Zealand negotiators wanting to make progress in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks could start by dropping their opposition to data protection. More >>

Pesticides not to blame for bee deaths

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 4:39 pm | Agcarm

Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. More >>

Pesticides Not to Blame For Bee Deaths

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 4:36 pm | Agcarm

Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. More >>

Industry Applauds Government for Cutting Red Tape

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 4:08 pm | Agcarm

A three-year effort by industry to reduce super-cautious rules constricting the availability of animal medicines has succeeded. Animal health companies say that the resulting streamlined process for approving treatments will reduce cost and remove a roadblock ... More >>

Paraparaumu student one step closer to career in animal care

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 5:02 pm | Agcarm

While most students would spend it on a holiday or a new car, a Paraparaumu veterinary science student has a far more pragmatic use for her recently-won $2,500 scholarship. More >>



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