205 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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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

    Southern Arable Hub: feedback sought

    Southern Arable Hub: feedback sought

    A Southern Arable Hub at Knapdale near Gore was established by FAR early last year to provide a focus for Southland and South Otago arable farmers. In this episode of Cut the Crop, FAR deputy board chair and Southland farmer Steve Wilkins tells Anna Heslop that suggestions are sought from growers on planting options, including more marginal crops like maize.

    • 13 min
    Don’t wait for a crisis to try IPM

    Don’t wait for a crisis to try IPM

    Growers often wait until they have a crisis with insecticide resistant pests before seeking to adopt Integrated Pest Management, says Australian IPM expert Paul Horne. In this episode of Cut the Crop, he suggests growers start small with one paddock and that beneficial insects are more abundant than people realise.

    • 30 min
    Combating herbicide resistant weeds

    Combating herbicide resistant weeds

    A five-year weed survey has shown that resistance to commonly used herbicides is widespread on arable farms. In this episode of Cut the Crop, FAR senior field officer Ben Harvey tells Alison Stewart that by varying the rotation and herbicide chemistry, growers can reduce the risk.

    • 17 min
    Winter grazing: avoiding the pitfalls

    Winter grazing: avoiding the pitfalls

    This time of the year livestock are arriving on arable farms so it’s important that farmers have a feed plan prepared. In this episode of Cut the Crop, PGG Wrightson Seeds national technical manager Wayne Nichol tells Alison Stewart that most animal health issues occur when stock transition from pasture to specialty feed crops.

    • 16 min
    What is Aphid Chat?

    What is Aphid Chat?

    Aphid Chat is FAR’s new web-based aphid information platform, designed to be a single source for all thing’s aphid. In this episode of Cut the Crop, Ben Harvey and Chris Smith of FAR tell Alison Stewart that by using the interactive platform, growers can calculate their risk level and whether an insecticide is required.

    • 19 min
    Optimising pre-emergence herbicide use

    Optimising pre-emergence herbicide use

    Pre-emergence herbicides are a key component of grass and other weed control in cereal crops. However, increasing weed resistance to Group 1 and 2 herbicides means careful stewardship is required. In this episode of Cut the Crop, Bayer NZ market development agronomist Jonno Shields provides advice on ways to maintain the efficacy of herbicides.

    • 23 min

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