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Final: The search for a bio-control agent to combat the Argentine Ant. A career change that resulted in dairy awards for a farm manager. And Scion research on integrating paua shell into bio-plastics.
Residents on Otago Peninsula work to make it predator free, including an award-winning farmer who has been living there all his life. And the search for better deer genetics at AgResearch Invermay.
A multi-party dairy industry study searching for more efficient feed conversion genetics. Federated Farmers' outstanding advocate for 2016. And finding a potential anti-fungal agent in feijoas.
An effort to reduce the impact of a feijoa pest in Northland. A look around the Otago operation of the supreme winners of the 2015 Dairy Business of the Year. And a visit to Donaghy's in Dunedin.
Advances in technologies for horticulture at Robotics Plus. Adding value to wilding pines and plantations by ForestPlus Oils. And a visit to enduring Rotorua tourism venture, the Agrodome.
Introducing French genetics into a South Canterbury sheep stud. Sustainable improvements through a partnership programme. And improving radiata pine genetics at ArborGen's Te Teko nursery.
The development of an electric utility farm bike in the Bay of Plenty. A visit to an Angus stud at historic Te Whanga Station in Wairarapa. And harvesting mandarins in Kerikeri.
Owl Farm in Cambridge; a farm for students, farmers and the public. A community-minded dairywoman working for Bay of Plenty farmers. And salt production for agricultural use at Dominion Salt.
The impact of effluent on Waikato peat soils. Collective strength mitigates nutrient losses from a Bay of Plenty dairy farm. And Harbourside Macadamias set to produce for the next 100 years.
The pursuit of consistent avocado yields at Plant and Food Research. A business intent on cleaning up the countryside, one farm shed at a time, and the secret to making a good pie in Maketu.
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