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New Zealand’s native species will continue to be protected

Friday, 6 December 2019, 1:50 pm | Agcarm

New Zealand’s native species will continue to be protected The common goal of protecting New Zealand’s native species brought together Iwi, the crop protection industry and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to safeguard native plants and animals. ... More >>

Biotech policy a step in the right direction, says Agcarm

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 3:03 pm | Agcarm

The peak association that represents New Zealand’s animal medicine and crop protection industries welcomes the National party’s new biotech policy. More >>

Vaccinations protect people and animals

Friday, 4 October 2019, 9:47 am | Agcarm

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Vaccinations protect people and animals from life-threatening diseases) By Mark Ross More >>

Glyphosate Discussion Must Be Based on Facts And Science

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 3:15 pm | Agcarm

Agricultural chemicals, including glyphosate, are some of the most regulated products in the world. More >>

Agcarm affirms safety of glyphosate

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 8:38 am | Agcarm

Glyphosate is used in New Zealand by farmers, councils and home gardeners. It has recorded more than 40 years of safe use and has been the subject of over 800 studies, all of which have confirmed its safety. More >>

Dogs are good for us: International Dog Day 26 August

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 2:13 pm | Agcarm

There is a wealth of evidence proving what dog owners already know – our pets are good for us. Dogs have a proven effect on stress and anxiety, and studies have concluded that dog owners are less prone to depression and heart disease. More >>

Agrichemical manufacturers endorse responsibility for waste

Friday, 9 August 2019, 5:32 pm | Agcarm

Government initiatives to put the onus on manufacturers for ensuring that their products can be recycled or disposed of safely is a step in the right direction for New Zealand’s environmental outcomes. A voluntary product scheme for agrichemicals and their containers ... More >>

Our pets are good for us: Recognising International Cat Day

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 8:31 am | Agcarm

There is a wealth of evidence proving what many of us already know – our pets are good for us. Studies show that pet owners have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and allergy levels. Pets can also ease feelings of loneliness, especially in the ... More >>

Landmark report shows value of pesticides to NZ

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 8:00 pm | Agcarm

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Development today released a landmark report, showing that New Zealand’s economy would lose up to $11.4 billion without crop protection products – and that crops would lose 30 percent of their value overall. ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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