Thursday, May 19, 2022

Horticulture


Powering up the growth curve

Powering up the growth curve

ByAnnette ScottMay 17, 2022
At 220kw the installation at Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables post-harvest site in Southbridge is one of the largest in the South Island. Oakley’s worked with CPS Solar to implement the grid-tied solar system, where significant tons of spuds will be…

Exile on Main Street

ByNeal WallaceMay 16, 2022
New Zealand’s rural-led economic recovery is being hamstrung by a shortage of working-age staff, an inability to retain people and intergenerational social issues. Some rural districts already struggling for staff…

Tough road for kiwifruit’s eastern BoP growth

ByRichard RennieMay 16, 2022
Long-time Opotiki kiwifruit grower and contractor Brett Wooten is finding this season more challenging than ever over harvest, and said he can’t wait for migrant labour to return to the…

Researcher digs up magic compounds in NZ produce

ByRichard RennieMay 11, 2022
Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Odette Shaw admits she lacks green thumbs when it comes to growing the key subjects of her work, fruit and vegetables. However, what she…


SunGold tender delivers debatable results

SunGold tender delivers debatable results

ByHugh StringlemanMay 11, 2022
The 2022 licence release for SunGold and RubyRed kiwifruit produced some variable results that may make Zespri change the closed…
Funding for cherry health study

Funding for cherry health study

ByStaff reporterMay 6, 2022
An eight-month project to explore the bioactive properties of New Zealand cherries to better understand their potential health benefits has…
Kiwifruit tender value sets new record

Kiwifruit tender value sets new record

ByRichard RennieMay 5, 2022
The latest Zespri tender round has set new records for licence fees, with SunGold kiwifruit averaging just over $800,000 a…
Food and beverage trails to savour the North

Food and beverage trails to savour the North

ByHugh StringlemanApr 27, 2022
Northland Inc’s food and beverage ambassador Justine Stuart is learning the special aspects of the province and co-ordinating the industry’s…
Pathway to a native gin opens

Pathway to a native gin opens

ByRichard RennieApr 12, 2022
Massey University business development manager Eve Kawana-Brown says there is significantly more ground to cover to grow the understanding of…
Almonds a new high-value nut to crack

Almonds a new high-value nut to crack

ByStaff reporterApr 5, 2022
MPI is investing $67,000 through the Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund in the $100,000 almond-growing project.Plant & Food Research…
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