B+LNZ South Otago Farming for Profit Field Day: ‘Farm like a Scientist’

Learn how to identify and diagnose problems with soils, crops and pastures at this practical hands-on event.

Come along and get advice on how to improve your farm business.

Day ends with a barbecue and refreshments.

Speakers and topics

  • Visual Soil Assessment: develop the skills to analyse the health of your soil for improved productivity (Graham Shepherd, ex AgResearch).
  • Integrated Pest Management: practical session identifying pest and beneficial insects of brassica crops (Stan McKay).
  • Porina and Grass Grub Management: in-field session with Colin Ferguson (AgResearch)

Find out more

Email Nicola Chisholm (facilitator): nicola.chisholm@agfirst.co.nz or call her on 027 610 2221.


The recent outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis has highlighted the importance of on-farm biosecurity. When attending a B+LNZ field day please ensure you have clean footwear and vehicles are not carrying fresh muck or vegetation. This will help reduce the risk of spreading weeds, pests and diseases onto our host farms and across our country. To stay clean, we need to be clean.