The competition saw six of the region’s top young orchardists engage in a series of challenges designed to test the skills needed to successfully run a thriving fruit-growing business. Events included irrigation, pest and disease identification, tractor maintenance, and first aid.
Horticulture New Zealand’s Board welcomes re-elected directors Barry O’Neil (pictured above, left) and Hugh Ritchie, as well as new director Kathryn de Bruin, after four candidates contested three vacant Director roles.
Horticulture New Zealand’s Board has appointed Dr Bruce Campbell, of Tai Tokerau Northland, as an appointed director.
Regan Judd has won the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition for 2019.
Asparagus harvesting 'robot'
Jono Sutton has won the Nelson Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019.
The great women speakers at Our Food Future, the Horticulture Conference 2019 will offer delegates a wide range of critical perspectives on horticulture, now and in the future.
Sam Tietjen has won the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019.
Horticulture New Zealand supports a unified primary sector response to climate change.