HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) says its is thrilled that the Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill was drawn from the Private Member's Ballot yesterday.

Bruce Wills has moved on from running a large livestock farm to being a small time, contract grape grower.

For years, as a sheep farmer Bruce Wills spent hundreds of hours with a hand-piece cleaning up daggy sheep. Now he's spending hundreds of hours with a pair of secateurs pruning grape vines.

Most of the apples grown on Dean Nikora’s orchard are destined for markets in South East Asia, including China.

Dean Nikora is a successful dairy farmer and former winner of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Award for the top Maori dairy farmer of the year. 

President of United Fresh, Jerry Prendergast and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor at the launch of the United Nations International Year of Fruit and Vegetables at Parliament.

The world's population seems to have lost some of the value in consuming fresh fruit and vegetables, according tor the President of United Fresh, Jerry Prendergast.

 
 
The United Fresh team celebrating Women In Horticulture.

Industry collective Women in Horticulture (WiH) – along with the Massey Hort Society hosted – recently held a livestream event to acknowledge the vital role that women play in New Zealand’s $6 billion horticulture industry.

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says the promotion of fruit and vegetables is about healthy food and food security.

New Zealand’s 2021 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the commercial crop being picked this morning in Gisborne and more kiwifruit to be picked across New Zealand over the coming days.

A $40 million out-of-court settlement has been reached between the Government and some kiwifruit industry players over the long-running compensation case relating to the vine disease Psa.

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI), the industry body which advocates for 2,800 growers, is encouraging its members to pitch in and donate to the most vulnerable through The Foodbank Project.

Around 20 hectares of T&G Global’s mandarin orchards in Northland have transformed to a later-season variety over the past two years – via a dose of kiwi ingenuity and clever grafting.

Last year's dry season, compounded with a dry spring, has limited the nutritional uptake from the soil for many crops, resulting in mineral deficiencies. Roots, Shoots & Fruits nutrition advisor Molly Callaghan explains

The first apple to be commercially released from the Hot Climate Programme is receiving rave reviews from growers in Italy, France and the UK, according to horticultural company T&G.

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