Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Horticulture


Good weather fuels bountiful kiwifruit harvest

Good weather fuels bountiful kiwifruit harvest

Richard RennieApr 23, 2024
Labour supply, weather and crop quality all line up.

Horticulture speaks out on RMA reforms

Farmers WeeklyApr 15, 2024
Protecting food production must be top of mind in making amendments to the Resource Management Act, says HortNZ.

High hopes for cannabis company survival

Richard RennieApr 10, 2024
Cannasouth calls in administrators after burning through cash reserves.

Climate change disease outlook foretold

Farmers WeeklyApr 9, 2024
New tool can help predict local risks from common plant problems as the planet warms.


Avocado growers put their worst season behind them

Avocado growers put their worst season behind them

Hugh StringlemanApr 8, 2024
Cyclone-damaged fruit left on trees because it wouldn’t pay picking costs.
Getting bang for your buck in Berlin

Getting bang for your buck in Berlin

Guest writerApr 8, 2024
Think of the massive Fruit Logistica in Germany as speed dating for global horticultural hookups. Kylie Horomia was there.
Southland tulip farm harvests its last bulb

Southland tulip farm harvests its last bulb

Gerhard UysApr 5, 2024
The brothers who ran Van Eeden Tulips have closed the business, leaving a huge gap in the local market.
How Aus is shrinking trees, boosting yield with GE

How Aus is shrinking trees, boosting yield with GE

Richard RennieApr 5, 2024
Joint Aus-Kiwi research finds dwarfism gene marker that will allow for smaller, more efficient avo and citrus trees.
Can kiwifruit help fill the gap?

Can kiwifruit help fill the gap?

Keith WoodfordMar 26, 2024
NZ desperately needs more exports. Kiwifruit could help fill the gap, writes Keith Woodford.
RubyRed kiwifruit set to hit milestone this season

RubyRed kiwifruit set to hit milestone this season

Farmers WeeklyMar 11, 2024
Heading for a million trays in third year of commercial production.
Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Kūmara crop bounces back, better than ever

Annette ScottMar 1, 2024
Warm weather brings favourite back to vege shelves after a tough season.
GMO bananas get the green light in Aus, NZ

GMO bananas get the green light in Aus, NZ

Gerhard UysFeb 22, 2024
First genetically modified banana approved for growth in Australia and possible sale in NZ.
Robot-ready orchards are the future

Robot-ready orchards are the future

Farmers WeeklyFeb 21, 2024
Planting systems increase productivity and uniform quality of fruit.
Spotlight back on Hi-Cane use

Spotlight back on Hi-Cane use

Richard RennieFeb 20, 2024
EPA committee schedules week of hearings into kiwifruit bud break spray.
Zespri expects big 2024 rebound

Zespri expects big 2024 rebound

Farmers WeeklyFeb 15, 2024
Kiwifruit marketer excited for what is expected to be a bumper crop.
Kiwi, US growers aim for ‘veg diplomacy’

Kiwi, US growers aim for ‘veg diplomacy’

Richard RennieFeb 15, 2024
California produce giant visits NZ to seek greater insight into agritech here.
t&g harvest flat

Delays in Gabrielle claims slash T&G results

Farmers WeeklyFeb 12, 2024
Directors say before-tax losses will be between $60 million and $67m.
Gabrielle’s touch continues to knock growers

Gabrielle’s touch continues to knock growers

Richard RennieFeb 9, 2024
Some kiwifruit vines were wiped out in a matter of hours, but even some of those that appeared unscathed are manifesting problems.
Hastings eyes massive Gabrielle funding shortfall

Hastings eyes massive Gabrielle funding shortfall

Neal WallaceFeb 8, 2024
Question of who will stump up $580m to repair roads and bridges still to be settled.
Wine’s wasted grapes become a value add

Wine’s wasted grapes become a value add

Farmers WeeklyFeb 2, 2024
Researcher unpacks verjuice for New Zealand market.
Scare-bot could keep orchards bird free

Scare-bot could keep orchards bird free

Gerhard UysFeb 2, 2024
Mobile robot scarecrow being trialled in cherry orchards.
Avocado growers look to tell green story

Avocado growers look to tell green story

Richard RennieFeb 1, 2024
Exporters get up again after being knocked by cyclones for three seasons.
Good as apples for 2024 harvest

Good as apples for 2024 harvest

Richard RennieJan 31, 2024
Crop volumes looking up as kind weather helps heal devastated HB industry.
Frozen cherries trialled in Otago

Frozen cherries trialled in Otago

Craig PageJan 29, 2024
Aim is to find new ways to preserve or use fresh produce to reduce food waste.
Two kiwifruit a day keeps the blues away

Two kiwifruit a day keeps the blues away

Farmers WeeklyJan 26, 2024
Researchers track effects of kiwifruit on mood and wellbeing.
A UC student’s compost brownie recipe

A UC student’s compost brownie recipe

Guest writerJan 26, 2024
There are four key ingredients to building a garden treat from scraps, community compost educator Kaitlyn Lamb says.
ENZAFruit wins IP court case in China

ENZAFruit wins IP court case in China

Farmers WeeklyJan 26, 2024
Local growers were found to be illegally growing Envy apple variety.
Onion growers hopeful of good harvest

Onion growers hopeful of good harvest

Gerald PiddockJan 25, 2024
Gains will help with losses sustained in last year’s Auckland floods.
Mathieson announces resignation from Zespri

Mathieson announces resignation from Zespri

Farmers WeeklyJan 23, 2024
CEO moving to global berry producer Driscoll’s after two decades with kiwifruit company.
cherry orchard

Cherries on top, but it’s the pits for Hawke’s Bay

Gerhard UysJan 18, 2024
Great season down south, but Cyclone Gabrielle took a bite out of fruit long after the fact.
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McBride to chair Sydney Markets Limited

Farmers WeeklyJan 10, 2024
Fonterra chair to helm one of southern hemisphere’s largest food distribution centres.
New report gives Zespri tick for sector value

New report gives Zespri tick for sector value

Richard RennieJan 9, 2024
‘Single point of entry’ model confounds expectations to deliver returns.
BOP teacher reboots hort in growers’ heartland

BOP teacher reboots hort in growers’ heartland

Richard RennieDec 18, 2023
Award-winning educator Hilary Johnson has watered, fed and nurtured the teaching of horticulture at Katikati College, and is now seeing it bear fruit.
Community wraps around new hop-growing operation

Community wraps around new hop-growing operation

Gerhard UysDec 18, 2023
A conversation over a pint sparked the idea for a hops farm in northern Southland. Soon the whole community was involved.
Cameron stepping down as Zespri chair

Cameron stepping down as Zespri chair

Farmers WeeklyDec 15, 2023
Nathan Flowerday to take his place after February.
NZ growers gonged at Syngenta Growth Awards

NZ growers gonged at Syngenta Growth Awards

Farmers WeeklyDec 13, 2023
Hamish Marr and David Manktelow honoured at Sydney event.
Hawke’s Bay recovery helps Scales

Hawke’s Bay recovery helps Scales

Hugh StringlemanDec 11, 2023
Silt cleared and trees carrying promising crop.
Native mushroom found to contain brainy compound

Native mushroom found to contain brainy compound

Gerhard UysDec 11, 2023
Potentially lucrative entry into global bioactive market identified.
Hort, dairy ‘need new finance models’ 

Hort, dairy ‘need new finance models’ 

Gerhard UysNov 29, 2023
As barriers to entry grow along with land value, a rethink about ownership and risk is needed.
Envy apples ready to get grip on China

Envy apples ready to get grip on China

Richard RennieNov 29, 2023
As it embarks on trial plantings, T&G confident it can navigate any IP challenge the market throws up.
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