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NZFGA Decision Time

The Flower Growers Association has reached a crossroads. Three possible pathways to the future are being explored. But one thing is for certain. The status quo is not one of the options!

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Flowers for Dad

Not traditionally thought of as a key marketing opportunity for cut flowers and plants, some overseas trends point to a missed opportunity for local growers

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Sign-up as a Citizen Scientist to support ag biosecurity

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Agriculture and Food) is encouraging consumer participation in National Science Week, hosting the second annual 'Pantry Blitz'.

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Mark Blue Scholarship winners' story

The Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand reports that Adam Goldwater, the 2016 Mark Blue Scholarship recipient, recently returned from two weeks in California, attending the Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course run by the University of California, Davis.

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Sustainable Farming Fund applications open

Applications to the Ministry for Primary Industries' Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) are now open, with $7 million available for applied research projects led by the primary sector that help boost rural communities, NZ’s economy and the sustainability of its environment.

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Primary industries need young leader competitions

The importance of New Zealand’s competitions like ‘Young Horticulturist' and ‘Young Farmer’ should not be underestimated, the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust said.

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Past NZFGA Conference presentations available

The NZ Flower Growers Association has a collection of past presentations at conferences since 2014.

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Brexit - NZ-UK FTA could face challenges

There has been considerable discussion in the media about a rapid New Zealand or US or Australian FTA with the UK, according to ExportNZ.

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Yates partners with NZ Flower & Garden Show

The New Zealand Flower and Garden Show (NZFGS) has announced its partnership with Yates for the Auckland-based garden show extravaganza from 29 November - 3 December 2017.

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‘Now’ technology featured at PMA A-NZ tech event

PMA Australia New Zealand members and others from throughout the fresh produce supply chain recently voted with their feet – they are interested in new technology that’s ready to switch on and would attend an event that showcases what’s happening.

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