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Selected articles from NZGrower and The Orchardist

Growers drive optimism

10 Apr 2017

Growers, keen to feed into new export markets, are fuelling a renewed optimism in agriculture. Rabobank says 2017 has begun on a positive note for the country’s farmers, with ...

Clean and green means more land for horticulture

10 Apr 2017

  Horticulture is part of New Zealand’s clean, green future. And animals not so much. That’s according to a report commissioned by Globe NZ released last month which suggests...

Samurai wasp warrior

10 Feb 2017

While the brown marmorated stink bug hasn’t made it to our shores, forces are rallying just in case the worst happens. The voracious marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) ...

Gunman targets berry farm cafe

16 Mar 2017

Paul and Monica Julian at their berry farm café The sign outside Julians Berry Farm & Café on February 7 told the story: “Closed today due to armed robbery. Open tomorrow.”...