AureoGold™, developed by Plant & Food Research in collaboration with Arysta LifeScience, is a natural yeast strain that reduces growth and spread of Psa bacteria. It can be used during flowering and post fruit set, a time in the calendar when use of other controls for Psa is limited. AureoGold™ is a yeast found naturally on many different species of plants and fruits in New Zealand and is safe for bees.
Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Jeremy Burdon has been awarded a Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science in recognition of his longstanding contributions to postharvest science that supports New Zealand's fresh fruit industries, particularly kiwifruit and avocado.
26 Nov: | The kiwifruit industry welcomes more Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers for next season, but must still work hard to attract the rest of the required workforce, said New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.
Freshmax is soon to launch its New Zealand export cherry program with the superior Lani™, closely followed by Starletta™. Lani™ is an early, large sized red cherry and Starletta™ is a white cherry that promises a "sweet white bite".
, but it is just the start for MPI The nursery and fruit-growing companies at the heart of the legal action against MPI over seized apple and stonefruit plants and plant material have been working hard to facilitate the rebuilding of the relationship between MPI and the USA-based Clean Plant Centre North West (CPCNW).
10 Nov: 0857 | Hawke's Bay's booming apple industry will be watching closely to see where an additional 1750 overseas workers will be stationed - as they hope to head off a repeat of this year's 'apple-picking crisis' .