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The New Zealand kiwifruit sector is set for growth following 2017’s record season and new development opportunities across the country, according to the ANZ Kiwifruit Insights paper.
The increase in the average yield per hectare for Green was a key factor in “remarkable” volume growth in the 2016-17 season, says Zespri chief executive Lain Jager.
Zespri has officially opened its regional office in Orange County, California to manage growing sales across Northern, Central and Southern America.
Kiwifruit industry leader Peter Ombler has received horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup.
About 8% of total kiwifruit production comes from Maori orchards, and now there is an ambitious goal to get up to 20%, says Maori Kiwifruit Growers Forum chairman Tiaki Hunia.
The kiwifruit industry initially lost a billion dollars -- about one-third of its capital value -- to Psa, says Zespri chief executive Lain Jager.
Kiwifruit is heading towards being a major force in the New Zealand economy, a Waikato University report predicts.
Zespri's results are positive for everybody -- Gold, Green or organic growers and Zespri shareholders -- but you should never become complacent, says chairman Peter McBride.
Avocado and kiwifruit industry representatives say recent storms have caused severe damage but it appears to be localised and unlikely to affect the overall national crop.