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Record result for Zespri

Kiwifruit exporter Zespri has reported a record 2020-21 season, with bumper tray returns across all categories.

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

Hort sector demands action

Horticultural exporters, growers, food companies and industry leaders are demanding that the Government develops a plan to allow Pacific Island…
 

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

No thanks!

OPINION: A mate of this old mutt's almost choked on his dog tucker when he came across the musings of…

More sunlight

OPINION: Your canine crusader hears that not all is rosy in the world of supposed rural sector congeniality.

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