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Glyphosate Resistance

Glyphosate Resistance

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses known to compete with commercial crops grown around the globe. It was released onto the market in 1974 and currently in New Zealand it makes up approximately 20 percent of herbicide sales. It is used throughout our primary industries, and is perhaps the most relied on herbicide of choice.

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Pinot Central: The Vineyard  Max Marriott

Pinot Central: The Vineyard Max Marriott

It’s an old adage: “to make great wine, you must first have great grapes”. And it’s something extolled by winemakers with religious fervour. Granted, it’s often said in humble modesty – one cannot discount the efforts of talented winemakers – but there is great truth in not only the selection of great sites to plant grapes, but the growing of those grape into world class wines.

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Multi Spray Unit

Multi Spray Unit

Getting the right chemicals onto vines at the right time is a headache for all growers. There are often small windows of opportunity, especially given the variable nature of our weather in New Zealand. Read more..
Staff Reporters

Staff Reporters

Vintage 2013 was the largest ever in New Zealand’s history. On the back of some stunning summer and autumn weather, the quality was also high. Read more..

» Regional Updates

World Heritage Site?

World Heritage Site?

Central Otago winegrowers are encouraging the government to support a nomination by an influential group of French winegrowers from Burgundy to list their region as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Waiheke – Island of Wine

Waiheke – Island of Wine

Waiheke Island, with its long, sandy beaches, rolling hillsides and extensive networks of walking tracks through unspoiled native bush, is perhaps one of the most naturally beautiful wine growing regions in New Zealand. Being an island it is also the most clearly delineated region, as the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf clearly define its boundaries.

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» Opinion

Welcome 2014

Welcome 2014

If the ferocity of the wind on January 1st, (where I was) was anything to go by, 2014 blew its way into existence in style. Goodbye to the past 12 months, and welcome to the next.

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The Export Future

The Export Future

I am writing this as I set out to attend New Zealand Winegrowers’ 2014 Annual Trade Tasting in London. This event has been a key feature of the New Zealand effort in the UK for over 30 years, and once again this year I expect there will be a very strong attendance of trade, media and consumers.

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