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Ex Feds boss's grape escape

For years, as a sheep farmer Bruce Wills spent hundreds of hours with a hand-piece cleaning up daggy sheep. Now…

The accidental orchardist

Dean Nikora is a successful dairy farmer and former winner of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Award for the top Maori dairy…

Fruit and vegetables celebrated

The world's population seems to have lost some of the value in consuming fresh fruit and vegetables, according tor the…

National

Girls can do anything!

Industry collective Women in Horticulture (WiH) – along with the Massey Hort Society hosted – recently held a livestream event…
 

Growers want the tools

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says the promotion of fruit and vegetables is about healthy food and food security.

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

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 -…
 

Mulcher has powerful bite

With the gradual rise in horsepower of tractors being used in orchards, Power Farming NZ has introduced a duo of…

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The Hound

Blue murder

OPINION: Your old mate recently read an off-the-wall suggestion, by some boffin, that deliberately staining meat blue will lead to…

Foot in mouth - again!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor too often suffers from 'foot in mouth' disease.

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