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Hickling is NZ’s Young Horticulturist of the Year 2017

Shanna Hickling has become only the third woman in thirteen years to win horticulture’s top Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award 2017.

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BREAKING NEWS: Myrtle rust found in Wgtn region

The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found in Lower Hutt, north of Wellington.

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Climate model gets measure of myrtle rust

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.

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Ball opens 18-ha production facility in Australia

Ball Australia says it has exciting times ahead with the expansion of its existing young plant production and seed distribution business.

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Move ‘downunder’ pays dividends for SA production nursery

The untapped potential of Australia’s nursery industry, discovered during a trip to see family in 2008, prompted Peter Jong and his father Nico to close their nursery in the Netherlands and shift their operation ‘downunder’.

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More biosecurity officers for summer rush

Thirty-two new quarantine officers have graduated from their training, bolstering the Ministry for Primary Industries' biosecurity defences at New Zealand’s border.

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Free NGIA Conference workshops

2018 National Conference is featuring three informative workshops. These workshops are included in the concurrent program and are a great opportunity for more in depth learning.

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Farmer confidence falls sharply from record highs

New Zealand farmer confidence remains at net positive levels overall, but has dropped sharply from the record highs recorded in the previous two quarters, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey indicates.

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Implications for Qfly management in temperate regions

Now that Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) is established in regions of Australia that were previously thought too cold for the insect, asking questions about winter survival mechanisms seems reasonable, suggests Dr. Penny Measham, Qfly AWM coordinator, SITplus, Hort Innovation.

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