Apr 19 - Scales Corp is eyeing potential agribusiness acquisitions that would fit well with its export apple business as the country's largest apple grower aims to become the foremost investor in and grower of New Zealand agribusiness
Water storage and irrigation are key for sustainable growth, says Mike Chapman, chief executive of Horticulture NZ. Chapman has his own views on the New Zealand situation: In the last two years, extreme climatic events have alternated between intense rain and drought. Last winter, heavy rain made vegetable growing difficult in the North Island.
Zespri Group have said that corporate revenue from the 2018 allocation of the Gold3 license release will be $190 to $195 million, or around $253,000-to-$260,000 per hectare, a figure that is up on the prior year. New Zealand's kiwifruit exporter said in a release: The range is the combined revenue estimate resulting from 700 hectares of Gold3 licence, and 50 hectares of Gold3 Organic new development licence, both released under a closed tender bid mechanism. The validation process for all bids is still ongoing and all bidders will be notified of their outcome from May 1. In the prior year,…
Apr 06, 2018 - Infestations of Harlequin ladybirds in the Gisborne district could pose a threat to the horticulture and viticulture industries. The invasive species from Asia was first reported to the Ministry of Primary Industries in Auckland in 2016 and has since been found in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki regions. It has also been discovered at Te Karaka and in the Matokitoki Valley.
When just 14 people expressed interest to be a fruit-picker for this season, the Ministry of Social Development this Monday declared a regional labour shortage. The declaration would run from March 12 until April 6.
Mar 09, 2018 - Access to Japan for New Zealand fruit is one of the big wins for horticulture from today’s signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific (CPTPP), says Mike Chapman, chief executive of Horticulture New Zealand, who is in Chile for the event.
Mar 05, 2018 - In the January 2018 Kiwiflier, Zespri advised that the Zespri Board had requested the management team to fast-track data collection for a red variety to allow a 2018 commercialisation decision.