EPA under pressure over Enlist Duo herbicide

EPA under pressure over Enlist Duo herbicide 26 June 2015Rebecca Trager A number of pesticides have recently been assessed for carcinogenicity by a World Health Organization agency © iStock Just months after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded three organophosphate pesticides, including glyphosate, are ‘probably carcinogenic’ it has now […]

Auckland Signs Up For Farm Environment Competition

Simon Saunders,chairman of the NZFE Trust and Penny Webster, Councillor, Auckland Council Farmers in the Auckland region can now enter the prestigious Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Awards-facilitator, the New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust, has formed a partnership with Auckland Council to bring the highly successful competition to Auckland. The agreement means Auckland farmers and […]

Farm environment plan

FAR releases Farm Environment Plan template for arable industry Canterbury cropping farmers now have access to a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) template developed especially for their farm system (released Monday 15 June). The Template for Arable Enterprises has been developed by FAR and approved by Environment Canterbury as meeting all the requirements of Schedule 7 […]

Environment and wellbeing

New research explores nature of wellbeing The natural environment is essential to our wellbeing, yet its role in this regard is often underappreciated, says Lincoln University researcher Dr Lin Roberts. The Department of Conservation has commissioned Dr Roberts and a group of her colleagues to write a report which raises awareness of the role ecosystems […]