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Arable Industry Graduate Programme

Friday, 22 July 2016, 10:21 am | Foundation for Arable Research

Calling all graduates with an interest in the arable industry. Applications for FAR’s 12 month graduate programme which offers a chance to gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of the arable industry while working within it, close at the end of July. ... More >>

Update on velvetleaf incursion

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 3:58 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

Update on velvetleaf incursion FAR is continuing to work closely with MPI, other primary sector industry bodies and regional councils to contain an outbreak of the pest weed velvetleaf ( Abutilon theophrasti ) in fodder beet crops nationally. As ... More >>

Cropping event expected to draw hundreds

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 10:26 am | Foundation for Arable Research

1 December, 2015 The marquee is up, the edges have been clipped, and three international speakers have hit's time for FAR's Arable Research in Action, or ARIA, Field Day. Over 400 people from all over New Zealand and Australia are expected at ... More >>

FAR announces new North Island cropping event

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 10:32 am | Foundation for Arable Research

North Island farmers are being invited to update their cropping knowledge at a new one-day field event on Thursday 10 December. The field day, run by FAR, is being held at FAR's Northern Crop Research Site at Tamahere, near Hamilton. More >>

2015 NZIAHS AGMARDT Technology Transfer Award

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 9:53 am | Foundation for Arable Research

Diana Mathers from FAR is the recipient of the 2015 New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science AGMARDT Technology Transfer Award. The award was made in recognition of the significant impact of her work around environmental and economic ... More >>

2016 FAR Graduates

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 3:37 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

2016 FAR Graduates Wednesday 9 September After the successful introduction of the Foundation for Arable Research Graduate Programme this year, two new students have been appointed for 2016. Sophie Blair and Tim Brooker will replace this year’s ... More >>

Maize Performance Trials

Friday, 28 August 2015, 1:45 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

New Zealand’s first Maize Hybrid Performance Trials (MPT) have been completed, and the analysed results for the 2014-15 pilot season are out now. More >>

Summary - Survey of Cereal Areas and Volumes

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:44 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

The objective of this AIMI survey of growers was to determine, as at July 1, 2015: More >>

FAR Graduate Programme Applications due

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:43 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

Applications for a place on FAR's 2016 Graduate Programme close next week (Friday 31 July). This cropping industry programme, for agriculture, agricultural commerce and science graduates was launched a year ago with the aim of introducing graduates ... More >>

Practical solutions for sustainable agriculture

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 2:41 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

2015 is the UN designated International Year of Soils, and soil management will be a key feature of a series of one day workshops for farmers and horticulturists interested in finding ways of increasing sustainability on their farms. More >>

FAR boosts team

Monday, 12 September 2011, 4:53 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

Following a successful referendum, the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah Priergaard-Petersen who has been employed as a FAR Trials Officer following her stint as FAR summer scholar 2010/2011. Hannah ... More >>

Growers recognise the importance of researc

Friday, 2 September 2011, 3:43 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

At 1pm today, FAR received the ‘declaration of result’ following the closure of its fourth referendum of growers, which has determined the significant support of NZ arable, maize and cereal silage communities being in favour of FAR investing ... More >>

Can growers reduce their input costs and maintain yield

Monday, 22 August 2011, 1:56 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

Following four years of research, Diana Mathers of the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) is confident they can. If growers simply adopt a single pass planting system for maize they will reduce their input costs whilst also maintaining yields she says. More >>

Farmers determine the future of FAR

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 9:47 am | Foundation for Arable Research

Eligible farmers are currently voting in the Foundation for Arable Research's (FAR's) fourth referendum to determine if the Foundation will continue to invest levy payers' funds to deliver benefits to farmers, reports Nick Pyke, Chief Executive of FAR. More >>

Growers Set To Benefit From FAR’s Annual Field Day

Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 3:08 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

The annual FAR South Otago/Southland Field Day gives growers the opportunity to come and see FAR’s trials in the region and implement the latest information to improve their own farm productivity. More >>