The Government is brushing away grower concerns about a looming potato invasion from the European Union.
HortNZ chair Barry O’Neill is impressed with the way the horticulture sector has worked collectively and positively on all the issues it has faced.
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.
NZ Apples and Pears says while it’s early days yet, apple export volumes for this year are only slightly behind last year.
Produce company Wattie’s says it completed its 24/7 pea and bean harvesting and processing season in Canterbury last Friday (April 17).
The finalists in the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award have just been announced.
More than 12 million mandarins will soon be available across New Zealand, as the season gets underway in Northland.
Onion growers are celebrating being able to export to Indonesia again after clarification of its new import rules.
The Government moving from level 2 to 3, and then to 4 in quick succession sent shockwaves through horticulture's labour pool.
More New Zealanders are taking up the chance to work in horticulture amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
The importance of continuing to export cannot be underestimated, says New Zealand Apples and Pears chief executive Alan Pollard.
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.
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.
Pukekohe vegetable growers are adapting quickly to the new COVID-19 restrictions, says Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association president Kylie Faulkner.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says door-to-door, local fruit and vegetable box deliveries can go ahead under COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations across the country from today.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has responded to questions and concerns from growers surrounding COVID-19.
New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the Year is once again a viticulturist.
New Zealand olive yields can be more than doubled by using fruit tree management techniques instead of more traditional methods.
RSE workers from Malaysia unable to leave their country because of a coronavirus lockdown there has led to a labour shortage for Seeka.
The average Kiwi pantry and dinner table will evolve in the new decade with a focus on fresh, fast, fit and fair, says United Fresh.
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.
A Canterbury company has been fined $1.7 million for fraudulently blending and mislabelling wine.