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Young growers compete

Hawkes Bay contestants gather before the competition. From left: Tom Dalziel, Ryan Gittings, Lincoln Thomson, Luke Scragg, Wade Miller, Lisa Arnold, Anthony Taueki and Philip Siagia.

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Horticulture NZ asks growers to renew funding

Horticulture NZ’s Board is asking growers to vote to renew the levy funding that keeps the organisation going, with voting papers going out on 2 July.

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Congratulations to our Mack Nicol winner

Plant & Food Research's Claire Scofield has won the 2018 Mack Nicol Award for Commitment to Excellence.

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Precautionary biosecurity seizure of plant material from the United States

Growers will no doubt have heard this week that MPI is taking precautionary action from potential biosecurity risk by ordering the seizure of plant material at apple and summerfruit nurseries...

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Resistance testing of brown rot chemistry

Following conference there has been a renewed interest in testing brown rot infected fruit and wood.

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Conference presentations coming

A number of our wonderful presenters are allowing us to publish their presentations online. It will take a wee while to get all these files ready and uploaded but as...

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Annual report for 2017 released at conference

Summerfruit NZ's annual report for the year ended 31 August 2017 was released at the conference in Napier.

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New MBIE investor guide on cherry industry

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released a report Investment opportunities in the New Zealand cherry industry.

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The frightening reality of BMSB

If you haven't given much thought to what an invasion of the brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB) might mean to New Zealand, Kathryn Schulz's article in the New Yorker magazine will...

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Introduction of Samurai wasps supported by NZIER

An NZIER report has made a case for introducing Samurai wasps to deal with brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB), should they become established in New Zealand.

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