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Covid-19 Guidance for summerfruit growers

Please see the Ministry for Primary Industries guidance for the horticulture industry on operating under Covid-19, via the HortNZ link here.

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Update from Richard Palmer 20 January 2021

Dealing with a tough season

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Business Advice Fund for growers requiring assistance

The Business Advice Fund is available to help fund consultancy or financial advice for growers who are struggling with the financial viability of their business.

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Nzsummer apricots field walk in Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay and other North Island growers are invited to an Nzsummer field walk at 4pm on Thursday, 28 January at Roger Brownlie’s orchard in Bay View, to view and...

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Reduced R&D for 2021

The Summerfruit NZ contracted R&D programme is greatly reduced from previous years, as we review the sector R&D needs and expectations following the industry review.

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Young Grower of the Year

Applications for the Young Grower of the Year competition have opened for 2021. Every year young growers from around New Zealand compete in regional heats with the winners coming together...

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Update from Richard Palmer 6 January 2021

I was hoping to wish you all a happy new year. Instead my team and I extend our sympathies to growers who have been affected, many very badly, by the...

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Export tape order reminder

All cherries packed for export to Japan or Korea must be sealed with MPI approved sealing tape in the packhouse.

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New book on cherry production published

Sweet Cherries – a new book by Lynn Long, Gregory Lang, and Clive Kaiser has just been published.

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International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, launched the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 (IYFV) with an appeal to improve...

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