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Apples see the light

A new innovative apple orchard design has seen a doubling of yield, an improvement in fruit quality, promising environmental benefits…

Late RSE extensions welcomed

Horticulture NZ says it welcomed increased Government support and flexibility for the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who are still…

National

Border controls hit spud growers

Potato growers say the recent border controls around Auckland affected supply chains and transit for staff living outside the region.
 

Keeping it local!

The inability to bring in experienced overseas workers is one of the big difficulties for the potato industry as it…

Agribusiness

Italian innovation helps Zespri

Italian kiwifruit packhouses' experience in dealing with COVID-19 has helped New Zealand to fast-track innovation in its own packhouses to…

Management

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.

 

Mealybug warnings

As mealybugs gain a foothold in Central Otago, grapegrowers are being urged to be vigilant for signs of Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus Type 3 (leafroll 3) in vines.

Machinery & Products

 

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The Hound

Bully boys?

OPINION: This old mutt hears that there is some discontent in the wool sector at the tactics being used by the…

Tacky!

OPINION: Your canine crusader, like many in the rural sector, was deeply distressed to hear the tragic news that a…

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