With veraison just around the corner, all growers are concentrating on ensuring their fruit ripens to its full potential and is disease free.
DISILLUSIONED FARMERS are looking for an internationally acceptable national organic standard due to a rise in international rules incompatible with the New Zealand farming system.
INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER demand for organic food is continuing to grow, says organic certifier Biogro.
Eighteen months after announcing plans to radically scale back organic milk contracts, Federated Farmers is cautiously optimistic about Fonterra's announcement it is renewing supply contracts for organic dairy farmers in the lower and central North Island.
WHILE NOT classing his farm as organic, Andrew Fraser believes what you put into the soil is what makes the grass grow. He has always used reverted phosphate products and for seven years has added humates to his fertiliser and feed.