August 16, 2022
In the resource management space, the most significant thing to report this month is that the regional council has started to actively engage with the community about the Kotahi Plan . . .
Blossom is out on early Stone fruit and there is some bud movement on apples and pears – spraying has begun. The 22/23 season is underway and mother nature has . . .
As we start to get our first sprays on for the new season it’s a great time to check your spraying system’s are setup for success. Take some time now . . .
August 15, 2022
The 123rd Annual General meeting of HAWKE’S BAY FRUITGROWERS’ASSOCIATION INC, will be held on 14th September at 7pm. The agenda for the meeting and nomination forms will be emailed out . . .
Two topics are dominating the kiwifruit industry, fruit quality overseas and a series of AGMs on 24 August. The first topic impacts our premium position in the market. A position . . .
August 12, 2022
The influence of the La Niña remains with us and has helped us to have a reasonably worry free year in terms of a lack of rain. Just when we . . .
Tēnā koutou, I hope your winter season is progressing well. It has been a challenging time for us with ongoing issues with student attendance due to sickness. For year 2 . . .
Dormancy allows apple trees to survive seasonal changes and protects the meristem (growth tissue) from unfavourable climates. Temperature and photoperiods (day length) are the main cues that trigger the different . . .
Last month I reported that the retailers and wholesalers were overall, happy enough with the 2021-22 Summerfruit season. There was enough fruit but not an oversupply and prices at retail . . .
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