95 episodes

Welcome to Cut the Crop! - keeping you in the know about everything you grow.


Presented by the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), an applied research and information transfer organisation responsible primarily to New Zealand arable growers.


Researchers, growers and other interesting folk delivering insights and information on topics ranging from agronomy to profitability. Tune in weekly to cultivate your knowledge and add value to your cropping business.


www.cutthecrop.co.nz


For more information about FAR visit: www.far.org.nz

Cut the Crop‪!‬ Foundation for Arable Research (NZ)

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to Cut the Crop! - keeping you in the know about everything you grow.


Presented by the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), an applied research and information transfer organisation responsible primarily to New Zealand arable growers.


Researchers, growers and other interesting folk delivering insights and information on topics ranging from agronomy to profitability. Tune in weekly to cultivate your knowledge and add value to your cropping business.


www.cutthecrop.co.nz


For more information about FAR visit: www.far.org.nz

    Integrated pest management – you’re probably already doing it!

    Integrated pest management – you’re probably already doing it!

    Many people think that IPM is complex and is something that you either do or don’t do, on-farm. But Fiona Burnett and Harry Creissen from the Scottish Rural College disagree, saying IPM is a continuum, and that most arable growers are already on-board, even if they don’t know it! Alison Stewart talks to them about their research.

    • 22 min
    The power of a catchment group

    The power of a catchment group

    Consent objections, Jobs for Nature, chainsaw safety and Growsafe courses. One Canterbury Catchment Group, Ellesmere Sustainable Agriculture Inc, is active in a range of activities aimed at making members’ lives easier. In this episode of Cut the Crop, FAR CEO Alison Stewart talks to ESAI member David Birkett about how the group formed, and how it has grown in the last 20 years.


    Ellesmere Sustainable Agriculture Inc www.esai.co.nz


    Project Tinaku www.esai.co.nz/projects/

    • 18 min
    Ukraine, agflation and global security

    Ukraine, agflation and global security

    Scottish farmer and agronomist, Gordon Rennie, aka “The Oatfather” talks to Alison Stewart about the how the war in Ukraine is affecting friends living there, UK fuel and fertiliser prices and world food security. He also takes time to remind us that “we don’t know how lucky we are”!

    • 36 min
    The good the bad and the ugly…an arable update

    The good the bad and the ugly…an arable update

    Three months into 2022 and there’s been a lot going on for FAR and the arable industry. FAR CEO Alison Stewart joins Anna Heslop to talk about the weather, harvesting trials, greenhouse gas consultations and biosecurity incursions.

    • 10 min
    Cocksfoot growers’ questions answered

    Cocksfoot growers’ questions answered

    In the last four seasons, cocksfoot seed growers have been battling an unknown disease that has reduced yields by up to 75%.


    Today we’re talking to Richard Chynoweth from FAR about the work that went into identifying the mystery disease, and the management plan’s that are emerging.

    • 12 min
    Profitable, environmentally friendly arable systems

    Profitable, environmentally friendly arable systems

    A Growers Leading Change group in Eiffelton, near Ashburton, is investigating options for improving both environmental issues and farm profits. In this episode of Cut the Crop we talk to neighbours Will McKenzie and Angus McKenzie about why they set up the group and what they’ve learned in their first year.


    For more information visit, https://www.far.org.nz/growers_leading_change

    • 12 min

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A great day in the tractor!

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