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Eye out for stink bugs

A winter campaign is underway to help raise awareness of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

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Agribusiness

Future peachy for NZ kiwifruit

A recent global report says the outlook for the NZ kiwifruit sector remains strong due to expanding kiwifruit consumption in…

Kiwifruit's new gold

Gold kiwifruit continues to dominate fruit exports in an otherwise challenging market, according to recent Stats NZ figures.

Management

Digging the dirt on avocados

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 Health

Mineral offers many benefits

Gypsum is a highly available calcium source that provides immediately available sulphate sulphur, according to Lindsay Head - an independent…

Machinery & Products

It pays to automate!

With the hort industry struggling to attract staff at key times of the growing season, many businesses are taking the…

New tech sizes-up fruit

NZ agritech company Hectre and its Spectre app are delivering fruit size and colour data to US packers and growers…

One-pass, four-row planting

The latest version of root crop specialist Grimme’s GL420 Exacta potato planter offers four-row planting in 90cm row widths.

Auto packer saves time, labour

New fruit packing technology – developed by a NZ company – is said to be dramatically reducing packhouse labour needs.

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The Hound

Fruitful change?

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few…

All for show?

OPINION: The Hound notes that Fonterra is cashing in on the curent government's largesse with taxpayer money.

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