HORTICULTURE ARCHIVES

T&G apple sales the envy of others

Apples were rosy for T&G Global in 2020 when operating profit for that company division rose by 56% to $52 million and revenue was up 24% to $875m.

Job appeal boosted by pay rise in kiwifruit sector

Amid a tight job market and limited overseas worker supply, the kiwifruit sector is clamouring for more staff to meet what is anticipated to be a record cropping season for fruit volume.

Lasers target pesky birds

Using lasers to deter birds draws on images of deadly ray guns shooting the flying targets down in a smoking pile of feathers. The reality is somewhat less spectacular, but proving equally effective in Otago this summer. Richard Rennie reports.

App takes stress out of seasonal staffing

As the seasonal push to harvest horticultural crops draws closer, so does the additional pressure on growers to try and source seasonal staff. But an app developed by a Tasman woman makes the arduous paperwork task a lot simpler and helps employers find the staff they need. Richard Rennie spoke to Genevieve Griffin-George about her PICMI app.

Zespri to try again for China fruit trial

Zespri will be working over coming weeks to convince its New Zealand growers a proposed trial with illegally grown fruit in China poses little risk to the industry at home.