The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) is an applied research and information transfer organisation responsible primarily to New Zealand arable growers.

There are over 2,700 farmers in New Zealand involved in arable cropping activities, with combined farm gate sales of approximately NZ $1billion, including cereal grains, pulses, maize grain and specialised seed crops for export and domestic markets. Annual crops are grown from the northernmost parts of New Zealand down to Southland, with maize being the dominant crop in the North Island whereas cereal grains (wheat, barley) and seed production (grass seeds, legume seeds and vegetable seeds) is carried out mainly in Canterbury and Southland.

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  • CROPS 2020 sponsors

    CROPS 2020 will be held at FAR’s Chertsey Arable Site on Wednesday 2 December, 2020.
    If you are interested in sponsoring, or running a demonstration at CROPS, check out the sponsors’ information in the document below and get in touch.
    Since its inception in 2002, CROPS has developed into New Zealand's largest one day agricultural extension field event. It’s a ‘must-do’ for cropping farmers and industry personnel. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Sponsorship information