Avocado lovers could have reason to rejoice. Avo prices could drop eventually as more New Zealand avocados come on to the market. The group marketing New Zealand avocados says rapid industry growth should help ease supply pressures report FreshPlaza.
Following the High Court judgment handed down on Thursday, 23 August 2018, the apple and stonefruit orchardists and nursery owners at the heart of this matter are still waiting to meet with MPI to discuss the appropriate management of their plant material.
Too late for many New Zealand trees - A Hawke's Bay fruit grower says he has suffered financially and emotionally after he was made to burn thousands of fruit trees while waiting for a High Court judgement.
The group of five industry members who joined together to challenge MPI’s directive for nurseries and orchardists to contain and/or destroy tens of thousands of apple (Malus) and stonefruit (Prunus) plants has received the High Court judgment and is currently reviewing this in detail.
Horticulture groups seeking levy renewals have all had votes of confidence from growers to continue the work of the industry good organisations Horticulture New Zealand, TomatoesNZ, Vegetables New Zealand, Process Vegetables New Zealand, and Onions New Zealand report FreshPlaza.
New Zealand’s domestic vegetable production is becoming more and more important. Kiwis are fortunate to have the majority of their fresh fruit and vegetables locally grown and available for domestic consumption, spending over $1.3 billion on vegetables and approximately $970 million on fruit annually report FreshPlaza.
This week, thousands of sterile codling moths are being dropped by drone onto central Hawke's Bay apple orchards to help wipe out the destructive wild population of the pest according to a report by FreshPlaza.
Although it’s only a small part of the group, the good market for New Zealand apples contributed to the positive results of BayWa. The German multinational achieved a turnover of 8.3 billion euro, slightly more than in the same period last year.