NZ Agronomy and Related Links
ANZ Agri Focus is a bi-monthly overview of developments in the rural sector, combined with research on topical issues.
AgPest is a free tool to assist farmers and agricultural professionals in decision-making regarding weed and pest identification, biology, impact and management.
AgResearch, as a NZ-based science company, aims to enhance the value, productivity & profitability of NZs pastoral, agri-food & agri-technology sector value chains.
Agcarm is the industry association for companies which manufacture, distribute & sell products that keep animals healthy & crops thriving.
ApiNZ was established in April 2016 after the restructure of the National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand (NBA) to better meet the needs of its members and the wider industry.
AFIC membership consists of the 11 leading industry organisations connected with the research into, & production of arable food.
AsureQuality is a commercial company, 100% owned by the NZ government. They provide food safety & biosecurity services to the food & primary production sectors.
Is the leading provider of testing, inspection, certification & verification services to the Australasian seed & grain industry. They also host the electronic NZ Seed Crop Isolation Distance (SCID) System.
Is the main NZ organic certification agency, certifying export and domestic producers to the BIO-GRO Organic Standards.
The Carbon Farming Group is an independent not for profit organisation which provides information to the rural sector on climate change. This website aims to provide an overview of the current issues.
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This blog is written by dryland pasture experts from Lincoln University and farmers involved with on-farm research and adaption on commercial properties.
NZ's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) administers applications for major infrastructure projects of national significance, & regulates new organisms (plants, animals, GM organisms) & hazardous substances & chemicals. The EPA also administers the Emissions Trading Scheme & NZ Emission Unit Register.
Federated Farmers Arable Industry Group represents the interests of arable sector farmers.
The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) is an applied research and information transfer organisation responsible primarily to New Zealand arable growers.
The Future Forage Systems project aims to identify and test forage systems that Hawkes Bay and East Coast dryland farmers can use to improve their profitability (and reduce their risk) in what has become an increasingly variable climate.
GROWSAFE training covers the knowledge & practices required for safe, responsible & effective use of agrichemicals, based on the Industry Standard, NZS8409:2004 - Management of Agrichemicals.
The unified national body that represents all irrigation interests.
Weekly updates on the latest agribusiness news
LandWISE promotes sustainable crop production through leadership, support and research. In current projects we are using our events, print and other media to help farmers understand how Precision Agriculture can improve their business.
Founded as a School of Agriculture (1878), Lincoln matured into an Agricultural College (1961), becoming a self-governing University in 1990. Lincoln Universitys focus is on transforming land, people & economies. Lincoln merged with Telford Rural Polytechnic (Balclutha) in 2011 & its current equivalent full-time students (EFTS) roll is approximately 3500.
The Ministry for the Environment's mission is environmental stewardship for a prosperous New Zealand tiakina te taiao kia tōnui a Aotearoa.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) includes the operations of the old Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry (MAF) & is the government "hub" for the primary sector that is focused on growing & protecting NZ.
The Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) invests in farmer, grower and forester-led projects that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits to New Zealands primary industries.
Established as an Agricultural College (1926), Massey became a University in 1963. Massey University today has campuses in Palmerston North, Albany (Auckland) & Wellington with a strong distance education presence. A traditional agricultural, vet & life-science focus is complemented by NZs largest business college, aviation, design & others. Current equivalent full-time students (EFTS) roll is ~20,000.
NZ climate information from NZ's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
Our role is to find ways for NZ to meet its international greenhouse gas emission
obligations without reducing agricultural output.
NZCPA is dedicated to creating practical land management solutions through the use of precision technology tools. The organisation encompasses an array of experts in leading edge agriculture, horticulture & resource management technologies.
The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute's mission is to carry out excellent policy-facing climate research.
Key to the grasses of New Zealand.
The aim of the New Zealand Grassland Association (NZGA) is to enhance pastoral agriculture through providing a forum for communication of science, technology & knowledge.
Regional, District & City Council Websites & boundary maps.
The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM), together with Lincoln University has undertaken a series of trials as part of NZ Sheep Industry Transformation (NZSTX) project to identify sustainable legume-based pastures that are suitable for the challenges of the South Island's high country environment.
The vision for NZOR is to create an accurate, authoritative, comprehensive & continuously updated catalogue of the circa 140,000 names applied to NZ biota & other taxa of importance to us.
Key reference resource for the standardised names & other information of the common plants in NZ.
The Society's objective is to pool & exchange information on the biology & management of weeds, pests & pathogens of plants, & beneficial organisms.
The society promotes the teaching and research of plant biology in New Zealand, and encourages the exchange of information among those with an interest in Plant Biology.
The NZSSS is a professional society to encourage the advancement of soil science & has over 400 local & international members.
An online interactive key for identifying the weed species of New Zealand.
The NZ Grain and Seed Trade Association (NZGSTA) represents companies involved at the wholesale/distributor level in the grain trade and arable/vegetable seeds, including domestic supply and export marketing.
The New Zealand Plant Breeding & Research Association Inc (NZPBRA) membership comprises the major developers of plant varieties for the NZ arable & pastoral sectors.
A gateway to a wide range of NZ's land information & services.
NZ farming matters on any screen, anywhere, anytime
OVERSEER® is a freely available NZ agricultural management tool that assists in examining nutrient use and movements within a farm to optimise production & environmental outcomes.
The Pasture Renewal Charitable Trust (PRCT) is an independent entity working to increase the rate of pasture renewal in New Zealand.
Plant & Food Research is a NZ-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.
The Intellectual Property Office is the NZ government's agency for administering the protection of new plant varieties.
An association of various organisations and individuals in the area of Precision Agriculture (PA) with the primary goal of advancing PA in New Zealand.
PrimaryITO is one of NZs largest industry training organisations that help many people every year gain the practical knowledge & skills needed for a productive & rewarding career in agriculture, horticulture, water, equine, sports turf and food processing
Pod casts of daily rural news.
Includes Rural News, Dairy News, NZ Winegrower, Getting The Basics Right.
Agriculture science stories that are reported & blogged about.
Fairfax's regularly updated farming news link.
TVNZ Ondemand available of the weekly rural news programme.
Weekly NZ farming news available online.
Professional organisation for agricultural and horticultural scientists, consultants, industry personnel and growers.
Gardening & growing books