Fertiliser co-op Ravensdown has three new directors — academic Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, farmer Nicola Hyslop and e-commerce leader David Biland.
New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations with revenue reaching a record $46.4 billion, up 8.7% on the previous year.
Globalisation is the only way to feed 9.6 billion people by 2050 with a healthy diet on a healthy planet, says a global food expert.
A landmark report reveals that without crop protection products, New Zealand’s economy would lose $7.5 to $11.4 billion.
South Canterbury organic blackcurrant grower Tony Howey wants to topple blueberries from being publicly perceived as the ‘king of antioxidants’.
While conventional growers would aim for a yield of about 10t/ha, Tony Howey aims for about 5t/ha.
A major research initiative in horticulture is underway in Bay of Plenty with the formation of the PlantTech Research Institute at Tauranga.
Consumers’ demands are driving the way Ohakune commercial vegetable growers Bruce and Stephanie Rollinson produce and package their Brussel sprouts and parsnips.
Craigmore Sustainables will invest $38 million to convert 137ha of established dairy farm at Kerikeri into a kiwifruit orchard.
New Zealand and Australia have done “wonderful work” in their produce industries. But after it leaves the farm or orchard it can get into the “messy middle”, says Gary Loh, a Singapore blockchain entrepreneur.
Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says the two-week extension for submitting on the freshwater discussion document is a start.
Dairy farmers want the Government to move swiftly to extend the six-week timeframe of the Essential Freshwater consultation.
Consumer trust has never been more valuable to the New Zealand food industry and will play a major role in its future success.
A new study by Plant & Food Research has found that an extract from New Zealand blackcurrants could help active people.
Hawke's Bay's apple industry will spend $30 million on building accommodation totalling 1500 beds for RSE (recognised seasonal employment) workers.
The worker scheme known as Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) last year benefitted the Pacific Islands by at least $50 million, says Horticulture New Zealand (HNZ).
The term convenience store has taken on a whole new meaning, says the globe trotting, food trend superstar Professor David Hughes.
Low interest rates are driving record enquiries for cash yielding real assets, says the rural syndicate property investor MyFarm Investments.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor wants the horticulture sector to look at developing the feijoa into a “fruit of the future”.
Horticulture's Bledisloe Cup for 2019 was won by Gisborne horticulture leader Bill Thorpe.
Farmers say they recognise they have ultimate responsibility of stock traceability, and want the National Animal Identification and Traceability system (NAIT) to work.
A robotic feed pusher installed on a South Island dairy farm is reportedly increasing production and offering significant labour savings.
The Government’s freshwater proposals represent a blunt instrument for complex water problems, according to the Meat Industry Association (MIA).
A Lincoln University student, Lucy Hewitt (20), has a keen interest in maximising the value from every animal carcase.