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2017 Farrer Memorial Medal awarded to sustainable ag researcher

The 2017 Farrer Memorial Medal has been awarded to Dr John Kirkegaard for sustainable agriculture research.

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Maley FAR's Researcher of the Year 2017

Shane Maley from Plant & Food Research has been named FAR’s 2017 Researcher of the Year He was presented with the award by CEO Nick Pyke at ARIA, FAR’s annual field day.

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Monitoring for pea weevils continues

The pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum) had previously been found in the Wairarapa where it is under an eradication programme. 21 trap crops have been planted, with all growers from last year planting crops again this year.

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FAO’s FPI declines in November amid cereals boom

Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index.

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Lincoln’s scarecrow has plenty of brains

A scarecrow made by the Lincoln University Students’ Association is the latest to strut his stuff alongside a group of other straw people outside Broadfield School.

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Improved water harvesting could overcome hidden soil constraint

The influence of transient salinity on sodic soils could be severely constraining some Western Australian grain crop yields in dry landscapes.

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