Porraceous – having the clear light green colour of leek leaves; resembling the leek in colour; greenish.
New research on farm-related suicide and the factors behind it is a progressive step and will enable a more concerted focus on reducing rates, says Federated Farmers.
The study by Dr Annette Beautrais was conducted on behalf of the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and funded by AgResearch.
As inaugural members of RHANZ, Federated Farmers has advocated for many years for an increased awareness on addressing issues related to rural health and wellbeing.
In her findings, Dr Beautrais reveals that general farm workers and males are the most vulnerable and more likely to take their own life. . .
(BusinessDesk) – Zespri International has called in police to investigate the transfer of Gold3 and Gold9 kiwifruit varieties into China that may have been done illegally.
Last year the Mount Maunganui-based international fruit marketer started investigating reports that a kiwifruit licence had been sold to a third party, breaching the terms limiting transfers within a country, and it passed on that evidence to police in December which is investigating, it said in a statement.
“The purported sale of a licence from one jurisdiction to another by a third party is a breach of Zespri’s licences and plant variety rights, and potentially could give rise to allegations of fraud or misleading conduct,” Zespri said. “In this case, Zespri suspects . .
Government investment in developing and supporting women to create sustainable prosperity in the primary sector and regional communities has been welcomed by the organisation that is growing the leadership, governance and business skills of women in the sector.
The Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) has received $289,000 from the Government’s Sustainable Farming Fund to extend its work to three groups of women who have been identified as part of the key to sustainable primary industry growth.
The two-year project will see AWDT research, design and deliver pilot programmes for younger women who are entering primary sector careers, Māori women in the regions, and women who have had careers outside of primary industries whose expertise was of value. . .
Federated Farmers is deeply disappointed by a legal decision which suggests the Horizons Regional Council has not implemented the One Plan correctly and environmental gains are not being made.
The court decision announced today is now being carefully reviewed by Feds, so we can begin to understand the on-the-ground implications for our member farmers.
Federated Farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei provincial president James Stewart says we have to remember the enormous amount of good work and investment undertaken by farmers across the region to comply with the ‘One Plan’ regulations and that the plan’s objectives are being achieved.
“The council has worked very hard to implement a One Plan that’s workable and that does not put farmers out of business and improves water quality as needed. . .
AgResearch scientists are set to present new guidance to West Coast farmers on dealing with some of the region’s worst pests after years of in-depth research alongside locals.
Over the past three years farmers in the West Coast Pest Management Group have taken part in a project funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund to improve the understanding of pests that threaten pastures.
“This research is about providing farmers on the South Island’s West Coast with the tools to tackle these pests, before the long-term damage is done to their pastures and bottom lines,” says AgResearch Senior Scientist Sarah Mansfield. . .
• Huge crop confirmed by Guinness World Records
• Bayer and Yara play key role
• Increasing yields key focus
Ashburton farmers Eric and Maxine Watson have entered the renowned book of Guinness World Records after producing the world’s highest yielding crop of wheat.
The couple produced a staggering 16.791 tonnes per hectare, beating the previous record of 16.519 tonnes held for two years by a UK farmer.
On average, irrigated wheat yields in New Zealand are around 12 tonnes per hectare, demonstrating how remarkable the new record is. . .
New Zealand Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas met on Monday in Vilnius, Lithuania to discuss a range of agricultural issues in each country.
“Clearly, there are many similarities between our countries, including the role of dairy in our respective economies,” says Mr Guy.
“New Zealand is an example for Lithuania,” says Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture B. Markauskas
“We are quite similar – in both countries the dairy industry and agriculture in general play a huge role. I was in New Zealand previously and I was impressed by the great atmosphere and the relationship between the government and farmers, as well as the country’s agricultural potential. . .
Fonterra’s NZMP dairy ingredients business has made a splash at China’s largest food ingredients trade show in Shanghai, launching three dairy ingredients and bringing New Zealand’s dairy story to life for customers through a 360° immersive virtual reality experience.
One of the world’s foremost food ingredients events, the three-day Food Ingredients China 2017 event attracted more than 100,000 customers from all over the world.
Fonterra announced the launch of NZMP Gold Whole Milk Powder for UHT, NZMP Tasty Cheese Powder and NZMP Butter Concentrate products at the event. . .
If you think it’s expensive to hire a quality farmers, just wait until you hire a crappy one.
Time passed solely in the pursuit of pleasure leaves no solid enjoyment for the future; but from the hours you spend in reading and studying useful books, you will gather a golden harvest in future years. – Dorothea Dix who was born on this day in 1802.
1081 Alexios I Komnenos was crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, beginning the Komnenian dynasty.
1581 Francis Drake was knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
1655 The the Infant of Prague statue was solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach.
1660 Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of England.
1721 Sir Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.
1802 Dorothea Dix, American social activist, was born (d. 1887).
1812 U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
1814 Napoleon abdicated for the first time.
1818 The United States Congress adopted the flag of the United Stateswith 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
1841 William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served.
1850 The Great Fire of Cottenham, a large part of the Cambridgeshire village was burnt to the ground under suspicious circumstances.
1850 – Los Angeles was incorporated as a city.
1873 The Kennel Club was founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
1887 Argonia, Kansas elected Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
1905 The Kangra earthquake killed 20,000, and destroyed most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala.
1913 The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashed.
1918 – World War I: Second Battle of the Somme ended.
1918 – George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, English soldier and politician, Leader of the House of Lords, was born (d. 2007)
1928 – Maya Angelou, American author and poet, was born (d. 2014).
1930 The Communist Party of Panama was founded.
1931 – Dame Cath Tizard, New Zealand politician, 16th Governor-General of New Zealand, was born.
1935 – Geoff Braybrooke, English-New Zealand soldier and politician, was born (d. 2013).
1939 Faisal II became King of Iraq.
1944 World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces killed 3000 civilians.
1945 World War II: American troops liberated Ohrdruf forced labour campin Germany.
1945 – World War II: Soviet Army took control of Hungary.
1946 Dave Hill, English guitarist (Slade), was born.
1949 Twelve nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
1949 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (The Wailers), was born (d. 1999).
1951 Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, was born.
1952 Gary Moore, Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy), was born (d. 2011).
1958 The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
1960 Senegal independence day.
1963 Graham Norton, Irish talk show host, was born.
1965 The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraftplane was unveiled.
1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech in New York City’s Riverside Church.
1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray.
1968 – Apollo programme: NASA launched Apollo 6.
1968 – AEK Athens BC became the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
1969 Dr. Denton Cooley implanted the first temporary artificial heart.
1973 The World Trade Center in New York was officially dedicated.
1975 Vietnam War: Operation Baby Lift – A United States Air Force C-5A Galaxy crashed near Saigon shortly after takeoff, transporting orphans – 172 died.
1976 Prince Norodom Sihanouk resignws as leader of Cambodia and was placed under house arrest.
1979 Heath Ledger, Australian actor, was born (d. 2008).
1979 Jessica Napier, New Zealand actress, was born.
1979 President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan was executed.
1983 Space Shuttle Challenger made its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
1984 President Ronald Reagan called for an international ban on chemical weapons.
1991 Senator John Heinz and six others were killed when a helicopter collided with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
2001 Dame Silvia Cartwright became Governor General of New Zealand.
2002 The Angolan government and UNITA rebels signed a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
2007 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran were released by the Iranian President.
2008 – In a raid on the FLDS’s YFZ Ranch in Texas, 401 children and 133 women were taken into state custody.
2013 – More than 70 people were killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia