CurraNZ co-founder Fleur Cushman says NZ blackcurrant sales have surged in the UK in the wake of COVID-19.

A UK-based company, believed to be the single biggest exporter of New Zealand blackcurrant product, has seen “very strong” sales as consumers in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic seek healthy dietary supplements.

 
Challenging time for Wattie’s

Produce company Wattie’s says it completed its 24/7 pea and bean harvesting and processing season in Canterbury last Friday (April 17).

 
The mandarin season is now getting underway in Northland.

More than 12 million mandarins will soon be available across New Zealand, as the season gets underway in Northland.

Alan Pollard.

The importance of continuing to export cannot be underestimated, says New Zealand Apples and Pears chief executive Alan Pollard.

Seeka needs a lot more workers.

Anyone in the Te Puke area who is fit to work and wants a job can probably have one tomorrow, says Seeka chief executive Michael Franks.

Don't wash your fruit and vegetables in detergent.

Misinformation is circulating in some media and on social media regarding the role of food in the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus, says United Fresh president Jerry Prendergast.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has responded to questions and concerns from growers surrounding COVID-19.

RSE workers from Malaysia unable to leave their country because of a coronavirus lockdown there has led to a labour shortage for Seeka.

A group of emerging horticultural leaders who have recently returned from an executive study tour in Europe say it’s been eye opening, amazing and life changing in terms of their careers.

All of the three Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists have had remarkable pathways to success with all three having been converted from their original use.

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