Innovation, Best Practice and Sustainability in New Zealand’s Primary Sector
Ensuring a sustainable water supply to the communities and businesses on the Waimea Plains
A new organisation for New Zealand’s plant producers.
A family flower production and retail business in Manawatu.
The process of producing unique varieties of feijoa in Golden Bay
Growing exotic trees and shrubs at Frank’s Trees in Nelson.
Mr Apple is one of New Zealand’s largest pipfruit companies, exporting to over 50 countries. It is a vertically integrated operation that grows, packs, stores and exports pipfruit.
A devastating series of frosts on a blackcurrant crop led to the design and development of a machine that blows heated air over vineyards and other low-growing crops, and is effective in preventing frost damage out to at least a 200m radius covering 12 – 20 ha.
Canterbury based Meadow Mushrooms is involved in all aspects of growing mushrooms – from making compost, through to packing and distribution. It supplies about 72 per cent of the New Zealand mushroom market, with 98 per cent of total production sold domestically.
Searching for a novel anti-fungal agent produced by feijoas at Victoria University
A pest threatening the feijoa industry in being studied in Northland
Technologies being developed for the horticulture sector
Brad Davies is chair of the mandarin group at NZ Citrus Growers
A Katikati orchard is now growing and processing macadamia nuts
Research into avocado pollination to solve the problem of inconsistent fruit bearing
An organic market garden has become a training ground for locals to begin their own gardens
Growing and packing mushrooms for the farmer markets
Karl is curator of the main gardens at Wellington Botanic Garden
A specialist contract seedling producer of a wide variety of crops
A complete blueberry experience at Mamaku Blue
Business is booming at this hop growing co-operative as craft beer grows in popularity
The extensive glasshouse operation producing capsicums for export and the domestic market
An English couple have brought their passion for traditional cider to New Zealand
A family has become involved in artisan cheese production from the ground up
A family owned apple growing and marketing company with an eye on the Asian market
Scientist Ron Beatson has been developing superior hop cultivars in New Zealand since 1984
A commercial almond orchard in Marlborough
A pan-industry re-think of orchard production systems with Plant and Food Research
An organic orchard grows plums to sell at farmers markets in Marlborough and Nelson
The Wilson Family have created a tourist attraction and a plant nursery at Cross Hills
The Geraldine based fruit processing company and its suppliers
A business that's harvesting, pressing, bottling and selling olives and olive oil
Paul Olsen is a Young Farmer making the most of his opportunities in the primary sector
A PGP programme (High Performance Manuka Plantations) for erosion prone country
Growing cherries for export and the local market
Growing blueberries for fresh, process and pick-your-own in Waikato
Soft fruit harvest and packing technology developed by Greg and Alison Furniss
Bruce McCallum is managing director of a co-operative olive press processing high quality oil
An orchard and store that has survived by adapting to changing consumer tastes
Patrick Malley was the winner of the nationwide contest for young horticulturists