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.

What's been happening

Blackgrass Response 2016-17

Posted on 1/02/2017
Be vigilant for blackgrass this growing season - with a potential estimated industry impact of $8.14 million, we all need to do our part in preventing blackgrass incursion

Velvetleaf Farm Management

Posted on 12/12/2016
MPI guide to Velvetleaf management

Arable Contacts

Chairperson:
Guy Wrigley
T: 03 689 8635
E: gwigley@fedfarm.org.nz

Vice-chairpersons:
Seeds
Colin Hurst
T: 03 689 5898
M: 027 689 5898
E: colin.hurst@xtra.co.nz

Grains

Brian Leadley
T: 03 308 9923
M: 0274 505 305
E: brian.rachel@xtra.co.nz

Maize/Forage
Hew Dalrymple
T: 06 322 1018
M: 027 450 9462
E: hew@waitatapia.co.nz

Foundation for Arable Research
David Birkett
M: 027 313 2768
E: djbirkett@xtra.co.nz

Staff
Philippa Rawlinson
Arable Policy Advisor
T: 03 357 9457
M: 021 512 971
E: prawlinson@fedfarm.org.nz

Brian Leadley

Arable Industry Group Vice-chairperson Grains United Wheatgrowers Ltd Representative
T: 033089923
M: 0274505305
E: brian.rachel@xtra.co.nz

Colin Hurst

Arable Industry Group Vice-chairperson Seeds
T: 036895898
M: 0276895898
E: colin.hurst@xtra.co.nz

Colin MacKinnon

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers Bay of Plenty
T: 073080616
M: 0274845128
E:

David Birkett

Arable Industry Group Vice-chairperson Foundation of Arable Research (FAR
T:
M: 0273132768
E: djbirkett@xtra.co.nz

David Lee-Jones

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei
T: 063278144
M: 0274455020
E: dljagri@netspeed.net.nz

Doug Simpson

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers
T: 034312021
M: 0276712414
E: basalthillfarm@vodafone.net.nz

Hew Dalrymple

Arable Industry Group Vice-chairperson Maize/Forage
T: 063221017
M: 0274509462
E: hew@waitatapia.co.nz

Hugh Wigley

Hebage Seedgrowers Subsection Representative
T: 036895865
M: 0276206301
E:

Joanne Burke

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury
T: 033027550
M: 0272226031
E: stewartburke@xtra.co.nz

John Hodge

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers Waikato
T: 078297743
M: 0274448947
E: hod.kowhai@xtra.co.nz

Michael Porter

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers South Canterbury
T: 036126843
M: 0212210905
E: theporters@farmside.co.nz

Philippa Rawlinson


T: 021512971
M:
E: prawlinson@fedfarm.org.nz

Reuben Carter

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers North Canterbury
T: 021307901
M: 021307901
E: hurricaneagnz@gmail.com

Rob Foley

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers Hawke's Bay
T: 068558281
M: 0274847441
E: rob@foleyagri.co.nz

Stephen Wilkins

Provincial Arable Chairperson Federated Farmers Southland
T: 032488833
M: 0274375209
E: steve@wilkinsfarming.co.nz