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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 >>

First female president of Agcarm

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:48 pm | Agcarm

Agcarm, the industry association which represents crop protection, animal health and rural supplier businesses, has appointed its first female president. Dr Pauline Calvert heads the production animal business for MSD Animal Heath in New Zealand ... More >>

4,500 Years of Crop Protection

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:26 pm | Agcarm

4,500 Years of Crop Protection By Mark Ross Like all agricultural innovations, crop protection products have evolved tremendously since their inception. From natural chemical elements, to plant and metal-based insecticides, to synthetic products, ... More >>

Speech Agcarm President Mark Christie

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:15 pm | Agcarm

Very few organisations have a history this long and it is perhaps a reflection of our times that Agcarm is continuing to grow its membership and, most significantly, its industry representation. More >>

Manawatu student’s passion for agriculture rewarded

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:15 pm | Agcarm

MEDIA RELEASE 22 June 2017 Manawatu student’s passion for agriculture rewarded A passion for sustainable farming and the red meat sector has seen Massey University student Hannah Gibb rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. Born and bred ... More >>

Survey shows NZ bee loss is low

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12:39 pm | Agcarm

Survey shows NZ bee loss is low New Zealand's honey bee population is growing, with starvation, queen problems and wasps at the heart of bee health issues, according to annual survey. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today released findings ... More >>

 

 

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