If you clicked on a link to Farm Environment Plan article in the HortNZ Newsletter, please click here.A survey showing that New Zealanders rate horticulture more highly than any other part of the primary industry sector is rewarding for fruit and vegetable growers across the country.
Farm Environment Plans have come out on top as the best way for vegetable and fruit growers to manage their environmental impact and at the same time, provide evidence to regulators.
Horticulture New Zealand says the Government’s decisions around freshwater recognise the importance of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in this country.
The Government is backing a new $27 million project aimed at boosting sustainable horticulture production and New Zealand’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
HortNZ’s complete Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available here.
Two small populations of an unwanted horticultural pest, the tomato red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi), have been found by Biosecurity New Zealand (the biosecurity arm of the Ministry for Primary Industries) on nightshade weeds at two Auckland locations during routine and follow up surveillance.
HortNZ says New Zealand needs more water storage schemes like the one just announced for Northland.
BNZ’s survey confirms horticulture’s readiness to support post-Covid recovery, says Horticulture New Zealand
Horticulture New Zealand says the findings of a Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) survey of the horticulture sector confirm that horticulture can fully support New Zealand’s post-Covid recovery.
Ann Owen of Aongatete has pledged $150,000 to the Katikati Innovative Horticulture Trust project to build an educational facility in Katikati.By Elaine FisherAnn Owen of Katikati believes so passionately in both education and the horticultural industry she has pledged $150,000 to the project to build a dedicated horticultural facility in...
HortNZ continues to advocate on behalf of growers in several regional council plan changes. Here’s a brief update.