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Sweet start

New Zealand's largest citrus grower, T&G Fresh, says it is underway with harvesting the first of this season's satsuma mandarins.

Packer's good year despite challenges

Eastpack Limited, the country's largest grower-owned post-harvest kiwifruit supplier announced a net profit after tax of $12.9 million for the…

Next level for blueberries

A family business growing blueberries for more than 40 years is taking its health food offering to the next level.

National

 

Northland is going nuts

Pic's Peanut Butter has kicked off a project to look at the feasibility of growing peanuts commercially in Northland.

Opinion

 

Agribusiness

Italian innovation helps Zespri

Italian kiwifruit packhouses' experience in dealing with COVID-19 has helped New Zealand to fast-track innovation in its own packhouses to…

Management

FePs at a glance

Farm Environment Plans (FEPs) are now recognised in legislation as a way for growers to assess their environmental risks, act where required and demonstrate progress on environmental objectives.

 

Mealybug warnings

As mealybugs gain a foothold in Central Otago, grapegrowers are being urged to be vigilant for signs of Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus Type 3 (leafroll 3) in vines.

Farm Health

Mineral offers many benefits

Gypsum is a highly available calcium source that provides immediately available sulphate sulphur, according to Lindsay Head - an independent…

Machinery & Products

Taking spud harvest to next level

With more than 40 years of two and four-row self-propelled harvester production behind them, the latest Dewulf harvester - imported…
 

Italian stallions hit the spot

Having got throught the ravages of PSA, kiwifruit production has bounced back delivering record harvests and record prices for orchards.

Blowing life into apple harvest

Probably better known in the viticulture sector, Tractor Repairs and Spares (TRS) is now expanding into the horticulture area -…

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The Hound

Bad company

The Hound is among many in the agriculture sector, including many of our top scientists, who are somewhat cynical claims…

Quitters?

OPINION: This old mutt wonders what it is about tall, balding, ex-Fonterra executives and their (non) ability to handle life…

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