Zespri’s latest forecast holds profit steady

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwifruit marketer Zespri has reiterated its forecast profit range for the 2017 financial year of between $66 million to $71 million despite an expected decline in returns from gold varieties. Read more »

Seeka predicts increased annual profit in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the largest kiwifruit grower in New Zealand and Australia, is forecasting up to an 86 percent lift in annual net profit in 2016, and is changing its name to just Seeka. Read more »

Businesses reap rewards from growing green

Press Release – King Seeds

Growing your own doesnt have to be limited to the home garden. A leading New Zealand seed company is on a mission to challenge New Zealand businesses to improve lunchtime nutrition in the workplace. Theyre encouraging them to grow their own nutrient … Read more »

CropLogic Recognised At Annual TIN100 Awards

Press Release – CropLogic

Christchurch, 20 October 2016 – Precision agriculture firm, CropLogic, has been named one of the most promising early stage companies at the annual TIN100 Awards announced in Auckland last night. Read more »

Funding approved for stream restoration project

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has assisted Pukekohe vegetable growers to get funding for riparian plantings along the waterways that feed into the Waikato River. Read more »

2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

Press Release – Olives New Zealand

2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards Press Release 16th October 2016 New Zealands Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards Top Honours Announced Read more »

Apple Crop Budding Well for a High Quality Season

Press Release – Bostock New Zealand

Hawkes Bay Apple Crop Budding Well for a High Quality Season Hot, sunny weather in Hawkes Bay is budding well for another high quality apple crop as the trees reach full bloom. One of New Zealands largest apple growers, BOSTOCK New Zealand … Read more »

Big future for bright spud

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

There is a new bright-skinned beauty in the potato patch that scrubs up well and is set to cause a bit of a stir. Read more »

Strawberry grower must pay $6000 for employment failures

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Kumeu strawberry grower has been penalised $6000 after being caught a second time by a Labour Inspector failing to provide written employment agreements, or keep accurate holiday and leave records. Read more »

When it comes time to hang up the gumboots

Press Release – Dairy Women’s Network

With the average age of New Zealand farmers pushing 60, and land values on a steady increase, its no surprise succession planning is currently top-of-mind for the agricultural industry. Read more »

World Food Day: Food and agriculture needs to change

Press Release – Agcarm

Agcarm supports the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in recognising World Food Day on 16 October. Read more »

A Communal Loaf – The Revolution Will Be Baked

Press Release – Cultivate Christchurch

The project A Communal Loaf explores the world of bread. From growing the grain to enjoying a delicious freshly baked loaf of bread. And everything in between. Read more »

Access to food essential to better urban planning

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Access to staples of the New Zealand food basket, such as carrots, potatoes, onions and leafy greens, must be a consideration on the table in urban planning, says Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman. Read more »

New president marks quarter-century milestone

Press Release – United Fresh

Leadership and collaboration are vital to keep New Zealands horticulture industry blooming, says the new president of the countrys only pan-produce organisation. Read more »

Feds President Takes Reigns At World Farming Body

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. Read more »

400 beetles released to tackle big pest weed problem

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has partnered with Thames-Coromandel District Council and Forest & Bird to release 400 small beetles to combat a big pest weed problem in New Zealands oldest arboretum. Read more »

Adama’s unique wheat and barley fungicide Phoenix

Press Release – ADAMA New Zealand

Phoenixs unique multi-site protectant activity makes it the ideal partner to combat resistance against speckled leaf blotch and scald. Read more »

Planting for spring? Think trees for bees

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Queen bee: The bee float in this years Blossom Parade highlighted the importance of these little critters. Read more »

Maximise Revenue by Keeping up Production, Says Pioneer

Press Release – Pioneer

Fonterras payout lift to $5.25/kgMS is great news for local farmers but management over the next few months will be critical to ensure business profitability is maximised, says Ian Williams, Forage & Farm Systems Specialist for Pioneer brand products. Read more »

River Restrictions Highlight Need for Water Storage

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Richard Prosser MP Spokesperson for Primary Industries 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 River Restrictions Highlight Need for Water Storage Read more »

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