12 December 2019
6 December 2019
The common goal of protecting New Zealand’s native species brought together Iwi, the crop protection industry and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to safeguard native plants and animals. Māori, industry groups, regulators, and the crop… Read more >
25 November 2019
29 October 2019
As we struggle to fathom how we ended up in the throes of a measles outbreak once again, we’re reminded of the importance of vaccinations to protect us from life-threatening diseases. This is no less… Read more >
8 October 2019

The peak association that represents New Zealand’s animal medicine and crop protection industries welcomes the National party’s new biotech policy. Agcarm chief executive Mark Ross says that updating New Zealand’s biotechnology regulations to embrace the… Read more >

1 October 2019
Glyphosate is used in New Zealand by farmers, councils and home gardeners. It has recorded more than 40 years of safe use and has been the subject of over 800 studies, all of which have… Read more >
28 September 2019
As we struggle to fathom how we ended up in the throes of a measles outbreak once again, we’re reminded of the importance of vaccinations to protect us from life-threatening diseases. This is no less… Read more >
5 September 2019
5 September 2019
5 September 2019
5 September 2019
The facts Despite claims that particular types of seed treatments (neonicotinoids) are harmful to bees, there is no evidence that neonicotinoids have harmed bees in New Zealand. Neonicotinoids have been used safely across millions of… Read more >
26 August 2019
There is a wealth of evidence proving what dog owners already know – our pets are good for us. Dogs have a proven effect on stress and anxiety, and studies have concluded that dog owners… Read more >
26 August 2019
Pic Picot of Pics Peanut Butter, who recently spoke at the Agcarm Conference shares a few words about his dog, in recognition of International Dog Day on August 26. “I have the privilege of owning… Read more >
9 August 2019
Government initiatives to put the onus on manufacturers for ensuring that their products can be recycled or disposed of safely is a step in the right direction for New Zealand’s environmental outcomes. A voluntary product… Read more >
8 August 2019
There is a wealth of evidence proving what many of us already know – our pets are good for us. Studies show that pet owners have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and allergy levels. Pets can… Read more >
1 August 2019
A landmark report reveals that without crop protection products, New Zealand’s economy would lose between $7.5 to $11.4 billion. The New Zealand Institute of Economic Development recently released the report, ‘The Importance of Crop Protection… Read more >
23 July 2019
The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research today released a landmark report, showing that New Zealand’s economy would lose up to $11.4 billion without crop protection products – and that crops would lose 30 percent of… Read more >
1 July 2019
For millions of families in the developing world, farming is not just an occupation – it is their sole means of survival. Smallholder farmers grow several crops on small plots of land to support their… Read more >
13 June 2019
Forget the car, the swanky holiday or the latest iPhone. An Ashburton student, who’s just won a $2,500 scholarship from industry association Agcarm, has more practical uses for the cash. Imogen Redpath will use her… Read more >
1 June 2019
New Zealand is a low user of antimicrobials in animals, but needs to join intensive efforts required to overcome resistance to these vital medicines. Resistance is not only a human health issue. Antimicrobials are used… Read more >
1 May 2019
Bees have a vital role to play in food production and agriculture. They are extremely good pollinators of crops and contribute substantially to New Zealand’s multi-billion dollar agricultural economy. Pollination is essential for plants to… Read more >
1 May 2019
5 April 2019
Farmers, growers, and pet owners require ways to control pests. Naturally occurring compounds or natural extracts have been used as pesticides since ancient times. The earliest pesticides were most likely salt, sulfurous rock, and extracts… Read more >
5 March 2019
What is a residue? A residue is a very small trace of an agricultural compound, such as a pesticide, that remains on a crop or in animal products. How much is in our food? Many… Read more >
1 November 2018
5 September 2018
A pest is an animal or tiny organism that causes harm to humans, animals, food, or living conditions. Pests are damaging because they attack and eat vegetables and other crops, cause and spread disease, or… Read more >
1 May 2018
1 November 2017
1 May 2017