Miguel Tapia, a research engineer with NZ Avocado.

Finding what common soil characteristics define a high-yielding avocado orchard could help increase production by creating a benchmark for growers. Delwyn Dickey reports.

Farm Environment Plans (FEPs) are now recognised in legislation as a way for growers to assess their environmental risks and take action in regards to areas like irrigation.

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.

Marilyn Duxson with mealybug monitoring pheremone traps.

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.

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