Bala Tkkisetty’s column for January 2017

Column – Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Intensive farming practices can discharge significant amounts of contaminants, notably nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and pathogens into our waterways. Read more »

Ruud Kleinpaste to host BOP Young Fruit Grower Gala Dinner

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Ruud Kleinpaste to entertain and educate BOP horticulturalists BOP Young Fruit Grower competition winners to be announced at Gala Dinner Read more »

Face-Certification or Organic-Certification

Press Release – Roebuck Farm

Canada’s Curtis Stone, aka ” The Urban Farmer “, will arrive in NZ in February to present a four day masterclass at Roebuck Farm in Taranaki. Read more »

Come all ye foragers!

Press Release – Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is keen to invite people to forage and harvest food from the Living Campus gardens over the holiday season. The Living Campus is comprised of ornamental and edible gardens that are enjoyed by staff, students and our training restaurant … Read more »

NZ Set to Dazzle the World with a New Apple Variety

Press Release – Fruitcraft

New Zealand is set to dazzle the world with a new apple variety which has been launched today by Fruitcraft, after being licensed the worldwide rights by Prevar Ltd. Read more »

Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms. Read more »

Cohelix to make employment easy for horticulture industry

Press Release – Cohelix

Having built an innovative platform that makes it easy to bring new employees into a business, Kiwi startup Cohelix have set their sights on helping the horticulture and viticulture industries lead the pack as good employers. Read more »

New Australian life sciences fund could benefit NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Australias largest life science venture fund, the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, just got bigger with the Australian governments launch of a A$500 million Biomedical Translation Fund aimed at making the country … Read more »

CNS Biotechnology launches a new high fibre ingredient

Press Release – CNS Biotechnology

CNS Biotechnology launches a new high fibre ingredient called FibaFit designed to promote Inner Fitness. Read more »

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast … Read more »

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast … Read more »

Central Otago Fruit Season Officially Launched

Press Release – Central Otago Premium Fruit Limited

International fruit industry representatives, wholesalers, airline representatives and local Central Otago fruitgrowers officially launched the start of the Central Otago fruit season with a special celebration at Cromwell today (13 December). Read more »

Seeka launches commercial planting programme for new Avocado

Press Release – Seeka

Te Puke, 13 December – Seeka (NZX-SEK) has launched the first phase of the commercial planting programme for its new GEM Avocado variety, which has already drawn strong interest from potential growers. Read more »

Potato industry further strengthen biosecurity partnership

Press Release – Potatoes New Zealand

Potatoes New Zealand Inc. (PNZ) today signed an agreement with Government to better protect the potato industry it represents in managing biosecurity. Read more »

Kaibosh a-peels to for help to recover from earthquakes

Press Release – Kaibosh

This weekend, Kaibosh Food Rescue is launching their Earthquake A-Peel a quirky fundraising campaign in collaboration with All Good Bananas thats guaranteed to put smiles on peoples faces. Read more »

Future tech driving food and fibre

Press Release – MobileTech

Kiwi ingenuity has been the backbone of New Zealands primary food and fibre industries over the last 150 years. Read more »

Horticulture exporters gain flexibility from law changes

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority (HEA) Amendment Bill passed late yesterday, says chief executive Mike Chapman. Read more »

Horticulture Export Authority Amendment Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority Amendment Bill passing its third reading in Parliament last night. Read more »

Zespri plans new $43 million head office

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri Group plans to start construction next year on a $42.8 million head office to create a hub for the expanding kiwifruit industry. Read more »

Scales raises 2016 annual earnings forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, the best-performing stock on the S&P/NZX 50 Index this year, raised its forecast for annual earnings with the apple company citing improvement across all its divisions and a standout performance from its horticulture … Read more »

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