Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey Quarter 1

Press Release – Rabobank

New Zealands farmers have started the year with increasing optimism, with rural confidence edging higher after two consecutive sharp declines recorded in the second half of 2017. Read more »

Insecticides Create More Insect Pests

Press Release – Integrity Soils

Methods are emerging which are saving bees, waterways and farmers incomes. A peer-reviewed study just published challenges many preconceptions about how food production systems are managed ( https://peerj.com/articles/4428/ ) . The research, based in U.S. Northern … Read more »

Codling Moths Dropped in for Fruitless Sex

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

A pilot programme by Plant & Food Research to collapse the population of one of New Zealands most harmful apple pests, the codling moth, has produced spectacular results. Read more »

T&G GLOBAL Limited Confirms Sale of Processed Foods Business

Press Release – T and G Global

T&G Global Limited (T&G) has today entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement for the sale of the major assets of its subsidiary ENZAFoods New Zealand Limited (trading as T&G Foods) to Cedenco Foods New Zealand Limited (Cedenco). Read more »

Korean market investment pays off for AVANZA

Press Release – AVOCO

TAURANGA: March 22, 2018: Consistent efforts by AVANZA to educate the Korean consumer on the health benefits of New Zealand avocados have been rewarded with a season of record returns. Read more »

Fewer Weeds, More Wheat

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

A herbicide to control problematic weeds in wheat crops and so increase crop yield, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Read more »

Mammoth kiwifruit property portfolio placed on the market

Press Release – Bayleys

One of New Zealands biggest privately-owned kiwifruit orchard portfolios has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Hard work by industry keeps bee colony losses low

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Hard work by industry keeps bee colony losses low Bee colony losses in New Zealand continue to be significantly lower than many other countries, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) third annual survey on bee colony losses. Annual … Read more »

Zespri shareholders vote for change

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri shareholders have voted to strengthen grower ownership and control of Zespri. Read more »

Australian Agribusiness Leaders Firmly Focused on the Future

Press Release – Allflex

Could disruptive health care, blockchain technology, molecular diagnostics, millennial and gen-Z consumer engagement be the agenda items of an IT summit? Think again. These are just some of the topics being discussed at the annual Platinum Primary Producers … Read more »

Access to labour critical to horticulture’s growth

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture is growing rapidly and demand for workers is higher than the number of people available, says Mike Chapman, chief executive of Horticulture New Zealand. Read more »

Food and beverage reports good news for industry

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The NZ Food and Grocery Council welcomes the release of the latest growth and investment reports on the food and beverage industry. Read more »

Jobs and wealth for Māori in regions from MSD

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

Mori whnau in areas where jobs are more scarce will benefit from a new partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Miro Limited Partnership, a Mori-owned berry fruit company. Read more »

Sign up to join the conversation on the Zero Carbon Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon JAMES SHAW Minister for Climate Change 15 March 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Sign up to join the conversation on the Zero Carbon Bill From today New Zealanders can register their interest in being part of the Governments consultation on what the Zero … Read more »

Māori team up with Crown to breed unique berries

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

A joint venture company has been created to breed and develop new unique berry varieties to be marketed exclusively by Mori-owned firm Miro Limited Partnership (Miro). Read more »

Kiwi Agtech Company Biolumic Secures US$5m Funding

Press Release – BioLumic

Kiwi Agtech Company Biolumic Secures US$5m Funding for Worlds First UV Crop Enhancement System Investors back revolutionary solution to escalating global demand Read more »

Zespri shareholders back constitutional changes

Article – BusinessDesk

March 14 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri shareholders voted in favor of constitutional changes aimed at strengthening grower ownership and control of New Zealand’s statutory kiwifruit exporter, according to preliminary results from a special meeting held today in Mt … Read more »

Scientists discuss sex-less insects

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

More than 20 scientists from across the globe will get gather in New Zealand to discuss a new method to stop insect pests reproducing. Read more »

The future is now – FFTF 2018 line up announced

Press Release – Farming For The Future

Across the world, farmers, producers, governments and agricultural processors have made their decision on what to do about climate change. Read more »

Zespri shares halted for vote on constitutional changes

Article – BusinessDesk

March 13 (BusinessDesk) – Shares of Zespri Group will be halted for two days pending a vote on constitutional changes aimed at strengthening grower ownership and control of New Zealand’s statutory kiwifruit exporter. Read more »

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