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All hands on deck

Growers are mucking in and helping staff to pick this year's kiwifruit crop.

Aiming for homegrown NZ gin

Despite a plethora of new gins appearing all over NZ, the country is yet to grow local juniper berries at…

National

Don't reinvent the wheel!

Horticulture NZ is one of the primary sector parties involved in the industry-wide initiative He Waka Eke Noa, to provide…

Opinion

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.

Going nuts in Northland

That old saying about peanuts and monkeys may be turned on its head in Northland, where a government-backed project has…

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.

FePs at a glance

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.

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

JD establishes new hort JV

John Deere claims a joint venture between it and California-based technology company GUSS will assist horticulture producers achieve greater on-farm…

Mulchers set the standard

Orizzonti is well known in the viticulture and orchard sectors for its specialised range of mowers and mulchers.

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The Hound

Say what?

OPINION: This old mutt almost choked while chewing his bone when he happened upon the latest politically-correct advice that’s been…

Why bother?

OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s recently applied for membership with Ashburton-based farm supply co-operative Ruralco.

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