On a fine March morning, Nick Mills walks down a row at Rippon, tasting grapes a safe distance from his…
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The Organic Products Bill has passed its first reading with full support from all political parties.
Legislation aimed at tightening up the rules and laws on organic products has drawn widespread support from the organic sector.
The Hound reckons the Greenies and tree huggers are not going to be too happy about recent reports that indicate organic produce is not necessarily better for the environment.
At the recent Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference, Dr Charles Merfield from BHU Future Farming Centre, described nitrogen as “the joker in the pack” of 92 elements.
It is hard to quantify just how much botrytis infection costs the New Zealand wine industry. Needless to say, it is substantial, which makes controlling it a priority of on-going research.
Just where in the world does New Zealand wine stand organically? As Organic Winegrowing New Zealand (OWNZ) heads towards their target of 20 percent of the country’s vineyards being organically certified by 2020, how much do we need to grow?
To go organic, what should I do first? Is it possible on every vineyard? What does it cost? What will happen to my yields?
Anchor is aiming to make organic milk more accessible to New Zealanders, with a campaign to launch their organic milk nationwide this month.