Irish dairy flows to New Zealand agritech

-Seaver Izatt / Business Development Manager / NZTE Europe Two themes that have had more than their fair share of negative press in the last few years – Europe and dairy. But here’s a good news story for a change, and the protagonist is the Emerald Isle itself, Ireland. Ireland is in the middle of […]

Bay of Plenty woman wins Young Grower of the Year

“It was an extremely challenging competition but I’ve really enjoyed meeting the other finalists and am looking forward to taking the award back to Te Puke.”

Bay of Plenty woman wins Young Grower of the Year

 The future of our $5.6 billion horticultural industry is in excellent hands as shown by the talent of this year’s Young Grower of the Year: Erin Atkinson of Te Puke.  Erin Atkinson, 30, technical advisor for Apata Group in Te Puke, was named Young Grower at an awards event in Christchurch tonight after a long […]

Artificial Intelligence to help wine profits flow

Artificial Intelligence to help wine profits flow

Artificial Intelligence has been making waves in many industries and is increasingly affecting life as we know it. Now the New Zealand wine sector is getting in on the act, with Lincoln Agritech Ltd developing a computerised system to make early-season predictions on the grape yield a vineyard is likely to harvest. “Grape growers and […]

Fonterra announces increase to farmer shareholders payouts

Fonterra announces increase to farmer shareholders payouts

Fonterra has today announced a significant increase in total payout for its farmer shareholders and a solid overall operating and financial performance, as part of its 2017 Annual Results. The Co-operative has confirmed a final Cash Payout of $6.52 for the 2016/2017 season for a 100% share-backed farmer. This is made up of a Farmgate […]

Synlait receives CDFA registration of A2 infant formula

  Synlait has received registration which will allow exports of The a2 Milk Company Limited’s  China label infant formula to China to continue. All manufacturers of infant formula are required to register brands and recipes with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in order to import products into China, through traditional import channels, from […]

Research to use bacteria in revolutionary ways

Research to use bacteria in revolutionary ways

In the picture: The Lincoln Agritech Biotechnology Group (from left to right): Dr Richard Weld, Dr Johanna Steyaert, International Intern Camille Vagner, Nicholas Glithero, PhD Student Thomas Flinois and Simon Lee. A new Lincoln Agritech research programme will find revolutionary ways of using naturally-occurring bacteria and fungi to increase the availability of nitrogen to plants […]

Smashing the avocado production bottleneck

Smashing the avocado production bottleneck

A method of supplying 500 times more avocado plants to industry than is currently possible has been invented by University of Queensland researchers. The new stem cell multiplication method could double avocado production in Queensland, as well as reducing the time it takes for new avocado varieties to reach commercial orchards from 10 years to […]

Hawkes Bay grower vying for national Young Grower title

The competition is run by industry representative Horticulture New Zealand and sponsored by the Horticentre Trust and is now in its 11th year.

Hawkes Bay grower vying for national Young Grower title

Hawkes Bay’s young fruit grower champion is set to battle it out in Christchurch next week for the national title of Young Grower of the Year 2017. Jordon James, 25, an orchard worker at Mr Apple in Whakatu, triumphed over seven other young fruit growers to take home the Hawkes Bay Young Grower of the […]

World Class New Zealander Award for FAR’s Phil Rolston

World Class New Zealander Award for FAR’s Phil Rolston

FAR’s Phil Rolston is officially a World Class New Zealander! Dr Rolston was one of six people from very different industries who were honoured at the 2017 World Class New Zealand Awards in Auckland. Judging panel chair Phil Veal said the awards showcased the very best of this country’s talent, and focused on how individual’s […]

WaterForce improves agricultural efficiency and sustainability

WaterForce improves agricultural efficiency and sustainability

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the success achieved with WaterForce, a leading provider of water management and irrigation solutions in New Zealand. Schneider Electric worked with WaterForce to develop a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mobile control solution, built on Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT technologies, which […]

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