Kemble rekindles back into winemaking with latest drops

Press Release – John Kemble

After a brief hiatus, celebrated wine maker John Kemble has returned to his first love by launching Big Bunch – a vibrant range of Hawkes Bay varietals. Read more »

Pest wasps cost economy $130 million a year

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Introduced wasps are estimated to cost New Zealands economy more than $130 million a year, according to a new study released today, with the biggest economic impacts on farming, beekeeping, horticulture and forestry workers. Read more »

OVERSEER 6.2 welcomed despite forecast Nitrate loss spike

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says any short-term pain for irrigating farmers who end up with worse nitrate leaching results in OVERSEER 6.2 will be out-weighed by the benefits of more realistic irrigation modelling. Read more »

Erosion works audit delivers good news

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Councils recent audit of Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) erosion works has revealed works have been completed to a high standard and are on track to reduce erosion by 80 per cent. Read more »

Search on for 2015 Young Horticulturist of the Year

Press Release – RNZIH Education Trust

A nationwide search begins this week for young men and women who exemplify the leadership qualities that have earned New Zealands primary products the trust of consumers all over the world. Starting this April, young horticultural leaders from every corner … Read more »

Nitrogen dollars dissolving in thin air

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Millions of dollars worth of nitrogen is vanishing into thin air, causing losses to farmers and to New Zealand in wasted import dollars. Read more »

Zespri says kiwifruit volumes back to pre-Psa volumes

Article – BusinessDesk

March 27 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri, the worlds largest marketing exporter, says this seasons volumes are forecast to be back to the levels they were prior to the Psa virus hitting the $1.3 billion industry four years ago. Read more »

Kiwifruit industry set for strong growth in 2015 season

Press Release – Zespri

The first kiwifruit charter ship for 2015 is set to sail from the Port of Tauranga tomorrow (Sunday 28 March), marking the start of a season promising strong growth with volumes back to pre-Psa levels this season, Zespris Chief Executive Lain … Read more »

Swedes farmer survey results coming in May

Press Release – Dairy NZ

The results of an in-depth farmer survey carried out to help understand the factors behind the toxic swedes issues that hit Southland dairy herds last year are expected to be available by the end of May. Read more »

Mackenzie Country Station Wins Supreme

Press Release – Farm Environment Trust

Omarama high-country farmers Richard and Annabelle Subtil are the Supreme Winners of the 2015 Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). Read more »

ORC close to setting a minimum flow for the Lindis catchment

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a minimum flow workshop for the Lindis catchment, at the Tarras Community Hall on Wednesday 1 April. Read more »

Herbicides can cause bacterial antibiotic resistance

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury has found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. Read more »

DMS in support of KISP referendum

Press Release – Shine PR

Post-harvest kiwifruit operators and orchard managers DMS are welcoming the announcement today of the interim results of the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) referendum, which spells out the future of the industry. A record number of growers voted in … Read more »

Kiwifruit growers give mandate for change

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Interim results show more than 90 percent of New Zealand kiwifruit growers support a new blueprint for the industry though one grower, who this month raised concerns about a Zespri junket for international visitors, claims … Read more »

Edible gardens in schools providing food for thought

Press Release – University of Otago

Edible gardens are taking off in New Zealand primary and secondary schools, presenting important new opportunities to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, new University of Otago research has found. Researchers at the Universitys Cancer Society Social … Read more »

Maori growers back record result in kiwifruit industry vote

Press Release – Te Awanui

Maori growers back record result in kiwifruit industry vote Kiwifruit grower and post-harvest entity Te Awanui Huka Pak has congratulated growers for turning out in record numbers for the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) grower referendum. … Read more »

Zespri welcomes high turnout and support for positive change

Press Release – Zespri

Kiwifruit growers have made a strong statement about the direction they want for their industry in the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KSIP) referendum. There is a clear mandate for change with interim results from the referendum showing two-thirds … Read more »

NZ Kiwifruit Growers United In Support For Industry Change

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Following a record voter turn-out, interim results show more than 90 percent of New Zealand kiwifruit growers have supported the outcomes of the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) to lock-in long-term grower ownership and control of their industry. … Read more »

Competition runs hot at 2015 Northland Field Days

Press Release – Northland Field Days

Competition was fierce at the 2015 Northland Field Days this year say organisers with the Quad Skills, tractor pulllogging sports and sheep trials all receiving a good number of top flight entries. Read more »

Processes actively addressing water quality issues

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it is closely involved in a wide range of policies, projects and programmes to address water quality issues at Lake Karapiro and other lakes and waterways. Read more »

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