Arable

From an international perspective, New Zealand's arable industry could be viewed as small, with 2,500 farmers and revenue of approximately $5 billion. However, the industry contributes extensively to the New Zealand economy. Many Federated Farmers provinces have a Arable chairperson who leads a local group of growers. These groups tend to deal with local issues such as stubble burning regulations, Resource Management Act compliance and local product contracts. They also feed information back into the national network.

Arable Industry Group News

Cyclone Gita- preparing for the storm

Posted on 19/02/2018
As you will know NZ is battening down the hatches for Cyclone Gita, currently predicted to have most initial impact around the Top of the South Island, West Coast, and bottom of the North Island.

Pea weevil update

Posted on 2/10/2017
A biosecurity incursion response was launched in July 2016 after pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum) was detected in the Wairarapa.

Certification for eSeedCert granted extension until Wednesday

Posted on 5/09/2017
eSeedCert was down for a period on Monday, September 4 as growers rushed to complete seed certification entries

Arable Industry Policy Work

Arable Policy Work Update October 2017

Posted on 27/10/2017
Update on the latest in our biosecurity work, Arable GIA and Plant Varieties Act

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 26/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Factsheets

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 26/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Velvetleaf Farm Management

Posted on 26/09/2017
MPI guide to Velvetleaf management

Keep it Clean: Machinery hygiene guidelines and logbook to prevent the spread of pests and weeds

Posted on 8/01/2018
Machinery hygiene guidelines and logbook to prevent the spread of pests and weeds