Miscellaneous Publications

2017 Northern Crop Research Site: Research Summary

FAR’s Northern Crop Research Site is located at 82 Oaklea Lane, Tamahere, near Hamilton. It is the focal point for FAR’s North Island cropping research, particularly in relation to maize systems. During the 2016/17 season FAR undertook nearly twenty different trials at the Northern Crop Research Site (NCRS).

This publication outlines results from those trials and considers some future projects.

2017 NCRS Research Summary

2016 Northern Crop Research Site: Research Summary

The Northern Crop Research Site at Tamahere, just outside Hamilton, hosts a number of maize, forage and other trials, including a long term cultivation trial.

A summary of trials undertaken at the site in the 2015-16 year can be found in the following publication.

2016 NCRS Research Summary

2015 Northern Crop Research Site: Research Summary

FAR’s Northern Crop Research Site is located at 82 Oaklea Lane, Tamahere, near Hamilton. It is the focal point for FAR’s North Island cropping research, particularly in relation to maize systems. During the 2016/17 season FAR undertook nearly twenty different trials at the Northern Crop Research Site (NCRS).

This publication outlines results from those trials and considers some future projects.


Broadleaf weeds of arable crops - Ute Guide


FAR-Broadleaf-ute-guide-coverFarmers often say that managing weeds is their biggest challenge. There is little room for error and if it goes wrong there are ongoing costs and potential losses to crop yield and quality over a number of years. Early identification and timely intervention is vital for a successful weed control programme. This guide for the identification of broadleaf weeds is a partner to the ute guide for Grass Weeds of Arable Crops. These useful field references will assist you to identify weed pests in their early growth stages helping with successful management and improved profitability.

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Cereal Growth Stages Guide - Sept 2015

A growth stage key provides farmers, advisors and researchers with a common reference for describing the crop’s development.

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Management by growth stage is critical to optimise returns from inputs such as nitrogen, Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs), fungicides and water. This publication is small enough to fit in a pocket, or farm truck glove box, and the pages are laminated cardboard, making it very sturdy.

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