Completed FITT projects
Farmer-initiated technology and transfer research grants allow farmers to expand their knowledge and learn from each other. Here you’ll find completed FITT research projects.
29 September, 2014
These reports of Farmer-Initiated Technology Transfer projects have been removed from the website, but can be emailed on request.
4 July, 2016
Final FITT report from the Taumarunui Triplet Ewe Treatment Group project.
26 June, 2010
Code of welfare relating to dogs.
20 December, 2011
This farmer trial aimed to determine the effectiveness of harrowing pastures and dung pats as a way of managing parasites in young grazing cattle.
1 November, 2012
This trial grew five top flowering annual clovers at Clarence Bridge and compared their performance with three control species: annual sub clover and perennial white and red clovers.
1 July, 2009
This study compares growth rates of ewe lambs in rotational versus shuttle grazing systems and assesses pasture quality changes using Q-Graze analysis.
30 November, 2010
This project aims to determine which weaning method (yard, fenceline or cold turkey) is most practical and profitable for farmers in the Rangitikei hill country environment.
1 March, 2016
This trial had two key aims: 1.To record and collate past and current use of Taskforce and other pasture management used by farmers to control CNG. 2. To produce a document reviewing farmers' CNG management, with key findings for dissemination to interested parties.
14 April, 2015
This investigation took advantage of an infested clover cultivar trial to look for varietal differences that may contribute to lower clover root weevil numbers.