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Safe Use Of Agrichemicals Manual Updated

Monday, 13 September 2021, 6:24 am | Agcarm

Disease and pest free animals and crops rely on agrichemical use. Pesticides, detergents and sanitisers are a critical component of New Zealand’s $48 billion agricultural sector. The recently released and updated ‘NZS 8409:2021 Management of agrichemicals’ ... More >>

Managing pesticide resistance threat

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 3:45 pm | Agcarm

Pesticide resistance is a serious challenge for the farming sector – decreasing its ability to manage pests and diseases such as Blackspot (apples), powdery mildew (a fungal disease affecting a wide range of plants), diamond back moth and weeds ... More >>

Agcarm Appoints New Animal Health Expert

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 5:43 pm | Agcarm

The industry association for crop protection and animal health manufacturers and distributors has appointed Jeff Howe as its technical manager. Jeff Howe Jeff Howe replaces Jan Quay, after a seventeen-year tenure, as Agcarm’s animal health expert. ... More >>

Agricultural Policies Must Incentivise Innovation

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 3:58 pm | Agcarm

Agcarm calls on the government to introduce managed risk to legislation. Its chief executive Mark Ross says that the rural sector faces many, and often conflicting, demands. “Our farmers and growers are faced with the challenges of growing more ... More >>

Agrichemicals In Good Supply

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 5:31 pm | Agcarm

Farmers and growers can rest assured that agrichemicals are in strong supply for the 2020 to 2021 season, even as we move between Covid-19 alert levels. The need for animal medicines and pesticides to keep animals and plants healthy is more important ... More >>

Agrichemical Industry Will Take Responsibility For Environmental Waste

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 5:56 am | Agcarm

Agrichemical manufacturers back the government’s mandate to take environmental responsibility for their products at the end of their useful life. Agcarm members support the government’s moves to place the onus on them to ensure that their products ... More >>

New President Of Agcarm

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:20 am | Agcarm

The industry association for crop protection and animal health manufacturers and distributors has appointed Gavin Kerr, Country Manager for agrichemical company Nufarm, as its president at the Agcarm annual meeting on July 23. Kerr says that “it's ... More >>

Tararua Veterinary Student One Step Closer To A Career In Animal Welfare

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 6:49 pm | Agcarm

Massey University veterinary science student Kate Poole’s drive to help evolve New Zealand’s production animal systems has been rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. Growing up on a sheep and beef farm in Tararua, in the Southern Hawkes’ ... More >>

Embracing The Power Of Food Loss Tech & Food Waste Solutions To Strengthen Global Food Security

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 4:09 pm | Agcarm

By Mark Ross Today there are 800 million undernourished people in the world, yet the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that one-third of the world's food is either lost or wasted. The New Zealand government’s recent ... More >>

Horticulture Student’s Drive To Push NZ’s High-quality Produce Around The Globe Is Rewarded

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 10:47 am | Agcarm

The journey of New Zealand’s high quality nutritious food from farmer to fork is what drives Agcarm’s horticultural scholarship winner, Alexandra Tomkins in her goal to be a leader in food production. The Massey University student is in her ... More >>

Pesticide Usage In New Zealand Well Below Compliance Safety Guidance

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 11:57 am | Agcarm

A survey released today confirms that the Kiwi diet is safe and that any pesticide residues on food are extremely low, far below recommended safety levels. The Ministry for Primary Industries released results of the Food Residues Survey Programme which More >>

Healthy Food And Animals - Just What We Need

Monday, 30 March 2020, 5:03 pm | Agcarm

    The New Zealand public can be assured that the supply of healthy food is secure - aided by farmers, growers and vets having the supplies of animal medicine and crop protection products that they need. Agcarm chief executive Mark ... More >>

New Zealand’s Food Supply Needs Protecting

Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:11 pm | Agcarm

The animal medicines and crop protection lobby group Agcarm applauds the government’s efforts to protect the health of New Zealanders in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, buts asks that support is extended to the farming community for maintaining essential ... More >>

Robotic technology is revolutionising farming

Friday, 17 January 2020, 3:36 pm | Agcarm

From weeding and spraying crops to taking care of cattle, digital technology is making its mark on agriculture. More >>

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 >>