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Smarter urea means farmers can buy less nitrogen

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 2:09 pm | Ravensdown

Choosing products coated with a special urease inhibitor is one way for farmers to reduce the total amount of purchased nitrogen needed on farm. More >>

Stop slugs munching your profit margin

Monday, 18 February 2019, 3:05 pm | Ravensdown

In the last few planting seasons we have seen favourable conditions for slugs, and if favourable conditions occur again this autumn, slug populations will quickly bounce back from the hot and dry summer and pose a risk to autumn-sown crops and grass. More >>

Dairy effluent treatment system good news for water quality

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:49 am | Ravensdown

New research conducted by Lincoln University on Ravensdown’s ClearTech® farm dairy effluent (FDE) treatment system in Canterbury has shown the system could have significant environmental benefits for river, lake and groundwater quality. More >>

Ravensdown PGP gets new funding boost

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:22 pm | Ravensdown

Ravensdown’s Primary Growth Partnership programme has been extended to cover more geographic areas with the aim that the research outputs will be valid for 90% of hill country in New Zealand. More >>

Ravensdown appoints new GM of Culture and People

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 1:18 pm | Ravensdown

Ravensdown has appointed Katrina Benedetti to the position of General Manager of Culture and People. More >>

Ravensdown smooths university path for Sarah

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 1:32 pm | Ravensdown

Lincoln University student, Sarah Lockhart, is this year’s recipient of the Ravensdown Hugh Williams Scholarship. More >>

Technology allows 9% of fertiliser to be redeployed

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 11:45 am | Ravensdown

More precise aerial fertiliser spreading has already proven it can deliver environmental gains compared to blanket topdressing, but now fresh research is emerging that it will improve the bottom line of New Zealand’s hill country farmers. More >>

Ravensdown appoints new regional manager

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:33 am | Ravensdown

18 JANUARY 2017 - Ravensdown has announced George Williams (Ngāti Porou) will take over the role of Regional Manager Eastern North Island. More >>

Ravensdown Awatoto Works back to normal

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:51 pm | Ravensdown

Plant operations have returned to normal today following yesterday’s fire at Ravensdown’s Napier Works. The site was handed back from the Fire Service at 7:20pm last night. All staff have returned to work and normal site operations have resumed. “The isolated ... More >>

Massive New Plymouth store to benefit farmers

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 4:03 pm | Ravensdown

Farmers of the Central and Western North Island are to benefit from a $30 million Ravensdown investment in a new fertiliser storage and blending facility in New Plymouth. More >>

Incident at Ravensdown Hornby plant

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 4:08 pm | Ravensdown

An incident involving an independent contractor happened on site at Ravensdown’s Hornby manufacturing plant in Christchurch today (Thursday 16 June) at 9.30am. The contractor had been undertaking maintenance on a circuit breaker. More >>

Lowest urea price since 2007

Friday, 29 January 2016, 4:40 pm | Ravensdown

Farmers stand to benefit from a $50 per tonne saving for urea from 1st February, when Ravensdown will drop its prices. More >>

N-Protect plus irrigation equals certainty

Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 2:34 pm | Ravensdown

N-Protect plus irrigation equals certainty for the arable farmer If there was a way to guarantee that in the dry Canterbury plains rain would fall at exactly the right time and in the right amount, there’d be no need for a product like Ravensdown’s ... More >>

T-shirt competition launched to celebrate 30yrs

Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 11:07 am | Ravensdown

This year will be Ravensdown’s 30th year sponsoring the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. To celebrate the farmer owned cooperative is launching a national t-shirt competition. Greg Campbell, Ravensdown Chief Executive says the key to any long standing sponsorship ... More >>

Rare sheep conditions unites industry

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 12:27 pm | Ravensdown

Rare sheep conditions unites industry A combination of rare conditions has tormented sheep farmers Hamish, Annabel, Alastair and Sue Craw on their Banks Peninsula farm Longridge Agriculture Ltd for the past 10 years. Since 2004, the Craws have been ... More >>

Ravensdown’s spring super cap worth $1.3 million to farmers

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 9:15 am | Ravensdown

The difference between the two superphosphate manufacturers’ web-listed price for customers buying super-based products between 1 September and 1 December has meant Ravensdown returned savings of about $1.3 million to its farmers. More >>

Napier team celebrates business award win

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:11 pm | Ravensdown

The Ravensdown team is celebrating its win at the Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce Awards where the farmer co-operative clinched the Large Business Award for 2015. More >>

Students’ essay could earn them $10 per word

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10:07 am | Ravensdown

The scholarship provides $5,000 per year for students looking to undertake an agricultural or horticultural degree. All the hopefuls have to do is submit a 500-word essay on “Agriculture/Horticulture in NZ: why tertiary study will assist both me and the ... More >>

The economics of growing maize silage on-farm

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 9:51 am | Ravensdown

Multiple factors influence the economics of growing maize silage on-farm Maize silage grown on-farm is at its cheapest per kilo of dry matter in low pay-out years, reveals Ravensdown Agri Manager Bryce Fausett in a paper he is presenting to the New Zealand ... More >>

Ravensdown support for Young Farming tops three decades

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 1:45 pm | Ravensdown

At the national launch of the Young Farmer Contest, Deputy Chairman of Ravensdown Stuart Wright, paid tribute to all those who have entered, judged and supported the celebration of young farming over the years. More >>