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ForestTECH News | Issue 53

ForestTECH News | Issue 53

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. As 2021 comes to a close, it's been a year where Covid-19 has once again dominated the headlines, disrupted supply chains and threatened business as usual. However, it has also been a boom for many within the forestry industry, as increased domestic construction and reopening of international trade has seen timber in high demand ...
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Glyphosate’s economic and environmental Benefits

Glyphosate’s economic and environmental Benefits

Food and pasture growers as well as the forestry industry rely on glyphosate to prevent deep-rooted weeds from taking over their crops and decimating productivity, according to a report by ...
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TreeMapper App developed for farm foresters

TreeMapper App developed for farm foresters

Private Forests Tasmania and the Forest Practices Authority have developed Treemapper, a farm and forestry property planning app. The ‘Property Planning Mapper’ mobile application will deliver a handful of mapping ...
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Changes for Australian forest reporting?

Changes for Australian forest reporting?

This ABARES Position Paper identifies drivers for change in the mechanism of forest reporting through Australia’s State of the Forests Report (SOFR), including increasing user expectations for access to current ...
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Major study to assess erosion and sediment control

Major study to assess erosion and sediment control

Safeguarding New Zealand’s waterways is the key driver behind a seven-year study into the performance of control practices for reducing erosion and sediment delivered to rivers from forest harvesting. The ...
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Ernslaw One announces NZ forest sales

Ernslaw One announces NZ forest sales

Ernslaw One and its advisor Cranleigh Partners have announced that Ernslaw has completed an agreement to sell the Whangapoua and Ruatoria forests with a combined area of 15,100 productive hectares ...
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ArborGen to sell Australia and NZ assets

ArborGen to sell Australia and NZ assets

Tree seedling company ArborGen has agreed to sell its New Zealand and Australian assets to a consortium led by Hugh Fletcher for $22.25 million. ArborGen is one of the last ...
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Software unveiled to forecast bushfire damage

Software unveiled to forecast bushfire damage

Revolutionary Bushfire Management platform leverages multiple data sources and climate change-adjusted fire weather projections to predict rate of bushfire spread and intensity, fuel loads and preparedness levels. The platform has ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 52

ForestTECH News | Issue 52

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. A lot can happen in just a month. As you many of you will have heard, due to New Zealand's current covid-19 outbreak and ...
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New Videos added to Video Showcase

New Videos added to Video Showcase

In the lead up to ForestTECH 2021/22, we will be adding new videos to our ForestTECH News Video Showcase page. This page already has over 50 forest technology videos and ...
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Planet’s Rapid SkySat Data Enables Effective Regional Bushfire Management In Australia

Planet’s Rapid SkySat Data Enables Effective Regional Bushfire Management In Australia

Civil governments around the world are making sustainable strides in local environmental management; and by using satellite-enabled data, they are able to analyze and support preventative management techniques to protect ...
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Stora Enso precision forestry innovations

Stora Enso precision forestry innovations

As part of the eagerly awaited annual forest technology event, two key presenters from the European forestry giant, Stora Enso Oy will be presenting as part of ForestTECH 2021/22. The ...
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Safe Use of Agrichemicals manual updated

Safe Use of Agrichemicals manual updated

Disease and pest free animals and crops rely on agrichemical use. Pesticides, detergents and sanitisers are a critical component of New Zealand’s NZ$48 billion agricultural sector.The recently released and updated ...
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Postponement of ForestTECH 2021 event

Postponement of ForestTECH 2021 event

After talking to presenters, exhibitors and delegates for this year’s eagerly awaited ForestTECH 2021 event that was planned to run on 23-24 November 2021, it has been agreed to postpone the ...
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Two pension funds acquire NZ forestry asset

Two pension funds acquire NZ forestry asset

Two European pension funds, APG Asset Management (APG) on behalf of its Dutch pension fund client ABP, and UK’s Pension Protection Fund (PPF), have agreed to purchase Sinotrans New Zealand ...
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DroneSeed raises US$36 million

DroneSeed raises US$36 million

DroneSeed has announced it has raised US$36 million in its Series A funding round. The round was led by Social Capital and Seven Seven Six, with participation from new and ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 51

ForestTECH News | Issue 51

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We are now only 6 weeks before ForestTECH 2021 runs in Rotorua, New Zealand and virtually for our Australian and international delegates. As its ...
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Using SilviScan technology for climate-impact research

Using SilviScan technology for climate-impact research

SilviScan is a multifaceted technology comprised of an advanced suite of software and instruments including a cell scanner, x-ray densitometer, and x-ray diffractometer, which are used together to measure wood ...
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Plan to plant a billion trees yet to take root

Plan to plant a billion trees yet to take root

In September 2018, the federal government unveiled a plan to radically expand Australia's timber plantations by one billion trees over a decade. Today, less than 1 per cent of that ...
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Dawn joins NZ Gov’t programme to accelerate integration of remotely piloted aircraft

Dawn joins NZ Gov’t programme to accelerate integration of remotely piloted aircraft

Dawn Aerospace has joined the New Zealand Airspace Integration Trials Programme (AITP). The news was announced yesterday by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Megan Woods. The AITP’s mission ...
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Free US$43m high-resolution imagery now available

Free US$43m high-resolution imagery now available

In September 2020, the Norwegian Government announced a contract providing public access to high-resolution satellite imagery of tropical forests. Never has the public had open access to satellite imagery with ...
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Changes to forestry provisions in the ETS

Changes to forestry provisions in the ETS

Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 in June 2020 delivered a range of improvements to the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). These reforms aim to drive a substantial ...
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