Practical information for improving farmers’ and growers’ lives and businesses.
The FFC Bulletin is a free, quarterly, extension newsletter for farmers and growers. It aims to providing concise, easy-to-read extension information that can help reduce costs, increase profits, make the job easier and/or improve environmental sustainability. It also provides links to a wide range of other information around agroecology / sustainable agriculture and horticulture, particually topical issues.
All issues and articles are listed on this home page so if you are looking / searching for an article this is the place!
A diverse range of information can also be found on the private website of the Dr Charles Merfield – head of the Future Farming Centre.
An introduction to the principles of service (cover) crops and intercropping. This issues main extension report from the FFC.
DIY soil health tests – FFC report on do it yourself (DIY) soil health tests for farmers, growers and gardeners.
No issues due to the FFC being ‘paused’ due to lack of funding
Vineyard floor management: A sustainability nexus with a focus on undervine weeding. Report number 04-2019
An analysis and overview of Regenerative Agriculture. Report number 2-2019
2019 V3 July – No issue
2019 V2 April – No issue
2019 V1 January – No issue
Trees for bees NZ – smart planting for healthy bees
2017 V4 October – No issue
2017 V2 April – no issue
2016 V4 October – no issue
2015 V3 July – No issue
2015 V2 April – no issue
2014 V3 July – no issue
Better than herbicides? – FFC research