A Marlborough Chardonnay has won the top prize at the 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.Read More »
Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disease may mean for New Zealand.Read More »
The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found in Lower Hutt, north of Wellington.Read More »
Shanna Hickling has become only the third woman in thirteen years to win horticulture’s top Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award 2017.Read More »
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Thirty-two new quarantine officers have graduated from their training, bolstering the Ministry for Primary Industries' biosecurity defences at New Zealand’s border.
The pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum) had previously been found in the Wairarapa where it is under an eradication programme. 21 trap crops have been planted, with all growers from last year planting crops again this year.
Horticulture New Zealand CEO Mike Chapman notes that the oldest members of Generation Z are leaving high school and going on to further training, or joining the workforce.