New Zealand's horticulture industry has set out its wishes for the upcoming election campaign, covering water, climate change, country of origin labelling and labour issues.
A new innovative apple orchard design has seen a doubling of yield, an improvement in fruit quality, promising environmental benefits and ease of fruit picking as well.
Priority access to water heads the NZ Plant Producers (NZPP) election manifesto released today.
Horticulture NZ says it welcomed increased Government support and flexibility for the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who are still in New Zealand waiting for repatriation back to the Pacific.
A new in-hive heat treatment is able to destroy the Varroa mite whilst keeping bees alive.
A new report is calling on kiwifruit growers to ramp up capital planning discussions with the post-harvest segment (PHS) providers and banks.
Scientists from Plant and Food Research have helped develop what is arguably the world's first climate change apple.
Potato growers say the recent border controls around Auckland affected supply chains and transit for staff living outside the region.
Now is the time for you to set yourself up for a career in horticulture, explains Peter Kemp, Head of the Institute of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University.
The inability to bring in experienced overseas workers is one of the big difficulties for the potato industry as it heads into the next growing season amid COVID-19.
A project to boost vegetable growers’ environmental efforts has received funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Horticulture NZ is pleading with the Government to allow independent fruit and vegetable retailers to remain open as the wider Auckland region undergoes another COVID lockdown.
NZ Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated’s (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson says growers came through the past season reasonably well.
New Zealand’s largest organic apple producer says it cannot keep up with the Chinese demand for New Zealand’s newest apple, Dazzle.
The experience of PSA – and the way Italy and China dealt with Covid-19 – shaped how Trevelyans Packhouse proactively manages their way through the Covid pandemic.
New Zealand horticulture exports reached a record-breaking $6.2 billion in the year ending June 2019 – an increase of $720 million on the previous year.
HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman says a complete overhaul of the Resource Management Act is urgently needed for NZ to recover quickly from the effects of Covid-19.
The horticulture industry has come out of the Covid-19 lockdown more resilient and with better people management skills.
Horticulture NZ is praising the Government’s new $44b primary export plan.
Horticulture New Zealand says the findings of the survey confirm that the sector will help drive New Zealand’s post-Covid recovery.
Former T&G chairman and long-standing director Tony Gibbs has recently died.
Zespri returned almost $2 billion to New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry in the 2019/20 financial year.
A training programme to help the kiwifruit industry provide employment opportunities for New Zealanders is receiving Government funding.
The Government is brushing away grower concerns about a looming potato invasion from the European Union.