Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:55

The new green gold?

The world avocado market is worth at least $9 billion globally and NZ Avocado is confident supply is increasing, but demand is increasing even more, says chief executive Jen Scoular.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 13:55

Hemp growers aiming high

New regulatory changes are forcing some horticulture and dairy farmers to look at a new crop – hemp.

Published in General News

Two big questions exist surrounding the Government's consultations on land use and freshwater quality, explains HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 11 November 2019 09:54

Strawberry growers back sector levy

A levy will help modernise the $35 million strawberry industry, says Michael Ahern, executive manager of Strawberry Growers NZ Inc.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 November 2019 09:51

He’s just mad about saffron

“I always reckoned you could make a living off 10 acres,” says Canterbury saffron grower Geoff Slater.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 November 2019 09:48

Cherry on top for station’s returns

Twelve hectares of cherry trees planted in September at Mt Pisa Station, Central Otago complete the first stage of a $15.5 million cherry project by the horticultural investment firm Hortinvest.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 November 2019 11:55

Hort export figures challenged

Horticulture's export revenue growth is likely to be about 10% in the current financial year – not the 3.8% forecast by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 November 2019 09:55

More RSE workers still needed

HortNZ says the Government is moving in the right direction with its increase in recognised seasonal employers (RSE) workers.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 November 2019 08:55

Winner applauds sector’s opportunities

Horticulture is a great career to investigate for young people deciding on their future, says 2019 Young Grower of the Year, Jono Sutton (26).

Published in General News

Apple trees could be replacing pines in North Canterbury.

Published in General News
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