The electric harvest machines have been specifically designed to suit LeaderBrand’s indoor environment and cropping system with quality, accuracy and harvesting widths.

One of the largest horticulture commercial growing companies in NZ has just begun using a new electric harvester and self-propelled cargo platforms to operate in its new mega greenhouse.

Onions NZ chief executive James Kuperus says NZ growers will be getting an extra $3 million this season for exports to the EU thanks to the early ratification of the FTA.

NZ onion growers are getting an extra $3 million this season for exports to the European Union, thanks to the early ratification of a free trade agreement (FTA).

Bruce and Shirley Farley with Natalie Grujesic, grower relationship manager at Punchbowl.

New Zealand’s 2024 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first crop picked in Auckland, and more kiwifruit to be picked around New Zealand over the coming months.

Some growers have planted vegetable crops like squash to improve the fertility of the soil, with a view to planting new apple trees in the future.

NZ Apples and Pears market manager Danielle Adsett says Hawke’s Bay lost 610 hectares of apple trees out of a total of 6500 hectares.

NZ Apples and Pears market access manager Danielle Adsett says the growing conditions in spring and summer have been near perfect.

Despite the terrible ravages of Cyclone Gabrielle and other adverse weather events, the 2024 apple crop in Hawke's Bay is set to one of the best crops the region has seen for a number of years. Peter Burke reports.

Nicola Grigg says she was excited when she got a call from Christopher Luxon asking her to take on the portfolios of Horticulture and also Associate Trade.

The new Minister of Horticulture, Nicola Grigg, says the reason that she came into Parliament was because of her interest in and commitment to agriculture.

Zespri CEO Dan Mathieson.

NZKGI chief executive Colin Bond has paid tribute to the contribution that departing Zespri CEO Dan Mathieson has made to the kiwifruit industry.

New Zealand cherry producer Southern Fruits International expects to send up to 340 tonnes of luxury cherries to the global market this summer - just over double that of the volume sent last year.

New apricot varieties especially bred to give the New Zealand industry a shot in the arm are looking “amazing” in their first full commercial season, says grower Sharon Kirk.

Six months into the Potatoes New Zealand chief executive role and Kate Trufitt has embraced the challenges and opportunities with enthusiasm.

The Yummy Fruit Company's John Paynter heard the news of the impending cyclone.

Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson will leave the grower-owned company later this year.

Fresh produce growers need to consider safe food practices a necessary step in the cost of doing business, delegates at the recent International Fresh Produce Association Australia and New Zealand (IFPA A-NZ) second annual Food Safety Summit heard.

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