Tagged: Sustainability

Our agriculture’s much more than the sum of its parts - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 06, 2012

This post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org Too much, arguably all the time, we look at all the individual components of our farm production systems……and beat ourselves up about them. We could use less fertiliser, our use of water isn’t that … Continue reading → … Read More

If we imagine beyond the actuality of how we produce…. - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 16, 2012

This post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org Science has served New Zealand agriculture extremely well. It should and needs to do so in the future. It is also that pragmatic rationale approach that has delivered and developed a wonderfully integrated on-farm … Continue reading → … Read More

Standing for nothing does our agriculture a big non-favour - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 09, 2012

This story also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org If you stand for nothing; does that mean anything is acceptable….or not? This is the dilemma for NZ Inc agriculture as AgResearch announces the recent success of ‘Daisy’ a cow genetically modified to produce … Continue reading → … Read More

Should we bother trying to get consumers closer to farmers? - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 03, 2012

This post can also be seen at www.pastureharmonies.org It is often said that farmers need to get closer to consumers. And while it is possible, and some marketers have set up the facility to, for a bar code (or QR … Continue reading → … Read More

ATI Establishment Board role far bigger than most people realise - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 27, 2012

For something that has the extremely important job of kicking along (on an NZ Inc basis) the never simple endeavour of turning of an idea into income, the Advanced Technology Institute’s Establishment Board has so far operated very below the … Continue reading → … Read More

The Patents Bill and the Wai 262 Report: two solitudes in search of common ground - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 26, 2012

A guest blog by Doug Calhoun In an earlier post on the Patents Bill: I mentioned that the introduction of the Bill had been delayed for 14 years because of concerns about the Wai 262 claim. Nearly fifteen months after … Continue reading → … Read More

If we think beyond the actuality of how we produce…. - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 25, 2012

(This post can also be seen at www.pastureharmonies.org) Science has served New Zealand agriculture extremely well. It should and needs to do so in the future. It is also that pragmatic rationale approach that has delivered and developed a wonderfully … Continue reading → … Read More