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Joint agreement to protect onion industry

Press Release – Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand and Onions New Zealand Inc have reached an agreement on funding to prepare for future biosecurity responses. Both parties signed a Sector Readiness Operational Agreement today (7 November). The agreement demonstrates commitment … Read more »

Fertiliser in spring

Column – Waikato Regional Council

Getting the best bang for buck out of fertiliser while protecting economic and environmental bottom lines is a key goal for farmers. As the soil starts warming up over the next few weeks, farmers will be preparing to fertilise their paddocks. Finding that balance … Read more »

Pioneering cattle grazing block set to become orchard

Press Release – Bayleys

A portion of a pioneering cattle grazing and fattening farm that has been owned by members of the same family for 178 years has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Strategic review readies NZ horticultural innovator

Press Release – NZ Frost Fans

New Zealand Frost Fans is the clear leading supplier of frost fans protecting horticulture from cold weather in Australia and New Zealand, and has a growing international business with sales in Europe and South America. It now has its sights on the next phase of … Read more »

Hemp seed can now be sold as food

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional economies are the biggest winners of rule changes that allow hemp seed to be treated as just another edible seed, Food Safety Minister Damien OConnor announced today. This is great news for the local hemp industry, which has argued … Read more »

Targeted share offer and buy-back strengthens ownership

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri has made good progress in strengthening alignment and grower ownership and control of the company through a targeted share offer and buy-back programme. Read more »

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture Horticulture New Zealand is pleased Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway have increased the amount of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers … Read more »

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap will increase by 1,750 to 12,850, providing much-needed labour for the horticulture and viticulture industries in New Zealand, say Social Development Minister … Read more »

Asparagus on a roll

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

One of the great delights of New Zealands spring is asparagus rolled in fresh, white bread; steamed and served with a little butter; or juicy and delicious from the barbecue, says Mike Arnold, Chairman of the New Zealand Asparagus Council. Read more »

Eradication of American Foulbrood Disease in Hamilton

Press Release – Waikato Domestic Bee Association

The Waikato Domestic Bee Association (WDBA) is calling on all Hamilton beekeepers to help rid Hamilton City of of the hive-destroying American Foulbrood Disease (AFB). Read more »

New members of Pāmu Environment Reference Group announced

Press Release – Pamu Farms

Clean water researcher Marnie Prickett, Forest and Birds Annabeth Cohen and earth systems scientist and mtauranga Mori specialist Dr Daniel Hikuroa have joined the ERG, replacing Dave Maslan and Angus Robson, who are retiring from the group. Read more »

Kiwi ingenuity thriving in Young Horticulturist Competition

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

2 November 2018 From biodegradable plant pots and horticulture apps, to tools that use satellite data to estimate crop sizes or simply make it easier to couple garden, vineyard or orchard irrigation with elbow style joiners, the Young Horticulturist … Read more »

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