Posts tagged "Rural Life"

Rabbit virus taking hold, says ORC

[16 April/Rural Life] Tests from samples in Otago indicated deaths have been occurring since the release of the RHDV1 K5 virus. The Otago Regional Council said patience was paying off for landowners who were waiting for the virus to take hold. ORC Director of Environmental Monitoring and Operations, Scott MacLean, said the news was good...

Progressive Engineering – Refrigeration added to package

[6 April/Rural Life] Progressive Engineering continued to diversify its business by adding refrigeration and home heating services. Managing Director, Chris Hughes, said clients had asked about on-farm refrigeration services, so they delivered. Mr Hughes added that they were backed by the people in the electrical division and that is started with qualified refrigeration engineer Ben...

Eco-farming can solve hunger, climate crises: experts

[7 April/Rural Life] Asian farmers were growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase income and reduce weeds. Eco-farming techniques could deliver environmentally friendly food for a growing world whilst increasing farmers’ earnings and making farms more resilient to climate change, according to campaigners. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Regional Programme...

Seed company will compensate

[7 April/Rural Life] PGG Wrightson sold seeds linked to the deaths of hundreds of dairy cows in 2014. Farmers were sold the wrong swede seed leading to the deaths. They said an investigation showed an error in the supply chain and the wrong line of seed had been processed. Human error led to 556 farmers...