April 25, 2015 / Week N° 17
November 11th, 2013
The misuse of copper sprays in New Zealand could lead to resistance in Psa bacteria, according to KVH.
October 29th, 2013
A call for an enquiry into New Zealand’s kiwifruit system touches on “information monopoly”, grower share imbalance and UPOV.
October 23rd, 2013
New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into kiwifruit company Zespri.
September 25th, 2013
The New Zealand apple industry has taken precautionary action after post-harvest rot was found in consignments for China.
September 16th, 2013
HortNZ fears for grower futures as Resource Management Act (RMA) reform gets kicked around like a “political football”.
September 3rd, 2013
New Zealand’s BBC Technologies Ltd. showed off its berry technology from its office in Chile.
August 27th, 2013
Zespri’s Dan Mathieson discusses how the gold kiwifruit transition is faring in the company’s key destination markets.
August 23rd, 2013
A group of NZ kiwifruit growers is contesting BayWa’s takeover of Turners & Growers in the High Court of Wellington.
Young male students in a New Zealand study had less fatigue and more energy when consuming two kiwifruit a day.
August 15th, 2013
HortNZ has raised concerns over the irradiation of imported Australian tomatoes and peppers.
August 14th, 2013
Pipfruit NZ will take a delegation of growers to India later this month to work on an industry cooperation agreement.
August 12th, 2013
Zespri’s Nele Moorthamers discussed kiwifruit results in Europe this year and a bid to broaden marketing opportunities.
August 8th, 2013
A strong apple program combined with increased profits on stonefruit exports have helped boost results for Turners & Growers.
August 6th, 2013
New Zealand researchers have found genetic sensitivity for four common smells found in food.
August 5th, 2013
A new asparagus cultivar in New Zealand could mean fewer fungicides for growers.
July 25th, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri was upbeat about the fight against Psa and the company’s possibilities in China.
July 24th, 2013
New Zealand’s top two avocado exporters are now collaborating across destination markets with the formation of a new alliance.
July 18th, 2013
A Chinese court has upheld charges against a Zespri subsidiary in a kiwifruit smuggling case.
July 3rd, 2013
New regulations will require New Zealand kiwifruit growers to take more extensive measures against disease.
June 27th, 2013
Vine-killing disease Psa-V may be to blame for a big drop in Zespri’s kiwifruit exports to China.
June 19th, 2013
New Zealand kiwifruit company Zespri says license allocation for it Gold3 variety has been “significantly oversubscribed”.
June 18th, 2013
Shipments for the season will begin soon for New Zealand Meyer lemons bound for U.S. grocery stores.
June 13th, 2013
New Zealand produce company Turners & Growers has looked internally to choose its new leader.
June 3rd, 2013
Turners & Growers has put more money into owning one of its star performing subsidiaries from 2012.
May 20th, 2013
Washington Fujis have put the squeeze on New Zealand’s top organic apple exporter, who has found new ways to maintain sales.
May 17th, 2013
U.S. and Chinese researchers have put together a draft kiwifruit genome which is now available.
May 9th, 2013
NZ apple growers discuss a positive season thus far and export market dynamics.
May 8th, 2013
New Zealand researchers have found blackcurrant extract enriched in anthocyanins can increase alertness .
April 22nd, 2013
Oppy’s David Nelley talks about a “beacon” for the pear market and positives for Southern Hemisphere suppliers.
April 19th, 2013
New Zealand’s Fresh Facts report highlights a surge in avocado and kiwifruit shipments in the year to June 2012.
April 2nd, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri will challenge a recent Chinese court decision over alleged kiwifruit smuggling.
March 28th, 2013
Drought impacts have led an early season New Zealand kiwifruit packer to drop their season forecast.
March 27th, 2013
Chinese authorities have placed a detention order on a senior Zespri official.
March 22nd, 2013
Zespri and one of its employees have been found guilty in China of violating customs laws.
March 15th, 2013
Shareholders in two NZ operators have approved a merger to create the country’s largest postharvest company.
March 12th, 2013
DMS is offering New Zealand kiwifruit growers incentives to switch to the Psa-tolerant gold variety G3.
March 8th, 2013
After feeling abandoned from the BayWa takeover, NZ Enza Gold growers are hopeful T&G will change tack on their variety.
March 1st, 2013
Asset write-downs and bad debt bit into Turners & Growers’ financial result for 2012.
February 27th, 2013
A New Zealand study has shown strong country of origin links for kiwifruit disease Psa, but more genome sequencing is needed.
Turners & Growers executives discuss strategy in a changing global apple industry.
February 22nd, 2013
Eastpack intends to continue its tilt at Satara after a recent shareholder vote fell shy of approval.
February 21st, 2013
Psa infections for Zespri Gold kiwifruit created a tough year for New Zealand’s Seeka.
February 20th, 2013
Horticulture New Zealand calls out AUSVEG on accusations about sub-standard, Chinese produce.
February 5th, 2013
Satara shareholders have been offered a substantial premium from a proposed merger deal with EastPack.
February 4th, 2013
New Zealand’s forecast of a balance apple crop will come as welcome news after a late season with small sizes last year.
February 1st, 2013
Lisa Cork looks at how an innovative sticker has helped a lesser-known avocado compete with Hass in New Zealand.
January 29th, 2013
New Zealand authorities have allowed for the re-entry of a fertilizer that may improve kiwifruit plant health.
January 28th, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri and AgMardt have teamed up to fund research into the impacts of kiwifruit canopies on Psa disease.
January 22nd, 2013
KVH’s Barry O’Neil discusses the banning of a fertilzer in New Zealand following reports of Psa treatment use.
January 18th, 2013
New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri has expressed its disturbance at having been let down in China by an independent importer.
January 7th, 2013
Some New Zealand beekeepers have said they are losing business due to kiwifruit spray streptomycin.
December 14th, 2012
New Zealand’s gold kiwifruit exports could drop to less than half, as Psa continues to spread.
Some New Zealand apple growers have reported crop loss after major storms.
November 30th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit companies are looking at whether they could sue the national government over Psa.
November 29th, 2012
New Zealand’s produce push into Asia carries tariff complications.
November 27th, 2012
Understanding plant branching genetics could underpin long term fruit breeding programs.
November 20th, 2012
Soil organic carbon mapping in New Zealand could change the way kiwifruit growers manage orchards.
November 13th, 2012
Lisa Cork analyzes the packaging hits and misses at this year’s Fresh Summit.
November 12th, 2012
Wet weather meant a smaller avocado crop for New Zealand but fortunately the harvest has been dry.
November 6th, 2012
New Zealand has no immediate alternatives for some insecticides under review by the EPA.
November 5th, 2012
Zespri CEO Lain Jager talks about a broad range of issues facing New Zealand kiwifruit growers.
November 2nd, 2012
A small parasitoid wasp is being used to control pests in New Zealand orchards.
October 29th, 2012
Zespri will use compostable labels for all its organic kiwifruit next season after a good trial this year.
October 26th, 2012
Psa-V has appeared for the first time in New Zealand’s Kerikeri region.
October 22nd, 2012
Australian and NZ researchers have responded to consumer calls for more nutritional information about produce.
October 19th, 2012
New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay Fruitgrowers Association is urging a multi-pronged approach to tackling disease Psa-V.
October 12th, 2012
Kiwifruit disease Psa-V has extended its reach in New Zealand to Hawkes Bay on the North Island’s southeast coast.
Fressure Foods is harnessing New Zealand’s avocado crop surplus with value adding profitability.
October 9th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri is launching a kid’s health promotion campaign in Mexico.
October 1st, 2012
New Zealand growers have given overwhelming support for their industry body’s new levy.
September 28th, 2012
New Zealand’s reported cases of Psa-V disease surged last week as packhouses updated their data.
September 27th, 2012
NZ’s Plant & Food Research is making strides in avocado rot prediction techniques to improve long distance exports.
September 24th, 2012
New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower has predicted lower volumes next season with the prospect of fewer jobs.
September 20th, 2012
The fate of New Zealand’s peak produce body is in the hands of growers who must vote by Sep. 28.
September 17th, 2012
Zespri’s Kiwifruit for Kids campaign is ramping up this year in the U.S., with expansion set for Mexico and Canada.
September 13th, 2012
The New Zealand government has calculated the impact Psa-V disease will have on kiwifruit profitability.
Strong exports for New Zealand company Turners & Growers helped raised profits in the first half.
September 11th, 2012
New Zealand growers are doubling the number of hectares devoted to Honeycrisp apples.
September 6th, 2012
New Zealand was able to overcome early season setbacks to maintain a strong apple deal in the U.S.
August 29th, 2012
The NZ government has sent a stern warning to 26 kiwifruit growers who admitted to misusing streptomycin.
August 20th, 2012
Kiwifruit Vine Health has called for a united approach after Psa-V disease was confirmed in a new part of NZ.
August 14th, 2012
Both Enza Gold and Zespri’s SunGold kiwifruit have shown signs they may not be so tolerant to Psa-V disease.
August 13th, 2012
Australasian fruit company Freshmax has introduced its first exclusive apple variety in the international marketplace.
August 6th, 2012
New Zealand fruit growers are lucky Mt Tongariro has blown its top now rather than four months ago.
August 3rd, 2012
The acquisition of NZ company T&G helped drive sales growth for German fruit giant BayWa in the first half.
August 1st, 2012
A New Zealand non-profit has raised its intakes of chemicals from farms and orchards this year.
July 31st, 2012
Dole New Zealand will need to remove its “Ethical Choice” labels to avoid a potential breach of the Fair Trading Act.
July 24th, 2012
Gourmet Trading Company co-owner Paul Martin has issued a statement over the death of his brother Chris.
July 19th, 2012
A lack of funds is putting pressure on businesses that supply New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry.
July 10th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit companies Enza and Zespri have reached a landmark deal to trial Enza Gold kiwifruit in Europe.
July 5th, 2012
New Zealand scientist Russell Poulter draws conclusions after Psa sequencing from strains across four continents.
Turners & Growers CEO Geoff Hipkins discusses some of the changes in store for the company’s direction.
July 3rd, 2012
An independent report has revealed flaws in New Zealand’s processes for importing kiwifruit-related products.
June 29th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit growers most affected by Psa will get new financial help from the government.
June 28th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit and apple company Turners & Growers has decided to sell land and non-core assets.
June 27th, 2012
A New Zealand apple residue reduction program is estimated to have saved the industry US$22 million last year.
June 25th, 2012
NZ’s largest kiwifruit supply company Seeka has announced all its antibiotic trial fruit were destroyed.
June 20th, 2012
NZ and Australia appear able to export to the Port of Jakarta, while South Africa continues to seek access.
June 19th, 2012
New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Vine Health has called for a national pest management strategy to combat disease Psa.
May 29th, 2012
Ahead of the Olympics in London, NZ scientists have found a link between blueberries and muscle recovery.
May 28th, 2012
New Zealand has been confirmed as fruit fly free while routine surveillance will continue.
May 24th, 2012
New Zealand growers have forecast a dramatic decrease in Braeburn apple exports due to economic pressures.
May 14th, 2012
Zespri Europe GM Bert Barmans is upbeat for New Zealand’s kiwifruit prospects in Europe this year.
May 11th, 2012
Authorities in New Zealand have taken a hardline approach in the fight against Queensland fruit fly.
May 10th, 2012
A fruit fly detection in Auckland puts NZ’s horticultural sector at risk, but isolated findings have occurred before.
A New Zealand report estimates the financial impact of vine killing disease Psa-V on the kiwifruit industry.
May 9th, 2012
A long term and united business model has helped New Zealand’s Maori kiwifruit growers.
May 7th, 2012
New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research has released its annual Fresh Facts report.
April 26th, 2012
Giumarra’s Jason Bushong says the pre-clearance rate for New Zealand apples is one of the lowest ever.
April 25th, 2012
One of New Zealand’s largest growers has been given the green light to sell gold kiwifruit in Asia.
April 20th, 2012
New Zealand company Seeka claims kiwifruit harvests are down 50% due to Psa.
April 17th, 2012
Kiwifruit growers in New Zealand’s South Island expect higher profits this year, but Psa caution remains.
April 16th, 2012
Pipfruit NZ says export forecasts will hold despite a smaller-sized and later crop.
April 9th, 2012
Pipfruit New Zealand’s new CEO Allan Pollard says he’s not afraid to ask the difficult questions.
April 5th, 2012
NZ companies Turners & Growers and Zespri were expected to meet today to try and resolve their differences.
April 4th, 2012
NZ fruit company Turners & Growers’ new CEO has experience in the irrigation, seafood and forestry industries.
March 29th, 2012
An interspecific pear variety developed in New Zealand has had successful field tests in Asia and the U.K.
March 27th, 2012
Horticulture NZ has called on growers to support its position as a “single strong voice” of advocacy.
March 22nd, 2012
Zespri says the new variety G3 kiwifruit has a similar taste profile to the commercially successful Hort16A.
March 20th, 2012
Zespri will soon ship its first kiwifruit for the season to Japan.
March 19th, 2012
New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay orchards have produced record rosy Royal Galas.
March 16th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit exporter Zespri has taken a hard stance on residues.
March 9th, 2012
Extensive tests to check NZ kiwifruit growers use of anti-Psa sprays is to start.
March 7th, 2012
T&G’s new focus under BayWa will be to expand fruit exports in Asian markets.
March 6th, 2012
New Zealand avocado growers have high hopes about technology which will allow them to export beyond the Pacific Rim.
March 1st, 2012
Rick Carmont questions how New Zealand can promote a clean and green image without a government organic policy.
February 28th, 2012
New Zealand grower and exporter T &G posted losses last year due to Psa and the weak European economy.
The NZ government is looking to avoid doubling up compliance in its proposed Food Bill, but growers are not so sure.
February 17th, 2012
An NZ kiwifruit growers meeting yesterday focused on Psa-V disease, agricultural emergency, compensation and marketer Zespri.
February 14th, 2012
Turners & Growers is optimistic for Enza Gold kiwifruit exports after a recent positive meeting with Zespri.
February 13th, 2012
A Zespri illegal grafting investigation concerning the chairman’s brother is set to take two months at least.
February 10th, 2012
New Zealand authorities gave incorrect clearance to thousands of kits of imported strawberry seeds last year.
February 2nd, 2012
Packaging expert Lisa Cork highlights ways marketers can harness sticker space to send powerful messages.
January 31st, 2012
New Zealand’s apple exports will fall only slightly this year, with a greater focus on new varieties.
January 26th, 2012
ENZA Gold kiwifruit have shown stronger resistance to Psa vine disease, but face a limited export scope.
January 25th, 2012
Zespri outlines what will be done about growers who have illegally grafted gold kiwifruit variety G3.
January 24th, 2012
New Zealand’s fruit industry says strikes in Auckland will not significantly affect the movement of produce.
January 20th, 2012
New Zealand’s export cherries and apricots have taken a battering from heavy rain.
January 17th, 2012
Outgoing Pipfruit NZ CEO Peter Beaven discusses growing conditions and the market outlook in 2012.
January 12th, 2012
HortNZ president Andrew Fenton says retail margins need to be challenged to stop growers going out of business.
January 4th, 2012
NZKGI president Neil Trebilco details the 2011 experience of kiwifruit disease Psa and what can be learned for 2012.
January 2nd, 2012
Lisa Cork analyzes some packaging favorites from last year’s PMA Fresh Summit.
December 30th, 2011
New Zealand’s bumper avocado crop has led to lower prices, exacerbated by poor market information.
December 27th, 2011
New Zealand researchers have found pollen and Italian fruit are unlikely causes of the country’s Psa-V outbreak.
December 20th, 2011
An outbreak of Alligator Weed has been found on New Zealand’s Ruapake Beach.
December 19th, 2011
New Zealand researchers have found kiwifruit vine disease Psa can be spread from pollen in closed flowers.
December 14th, 2011
The New Zealand government has forecast gold kiwifruit production could fall by up to two thirds in 2012.
December 13th, 2011
Australia has a very high avocado consumption per capita, but are foreign suppliers paying enough?
December 12th, 2011
New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Vine Health has spent the majority of the funds allocated for fighting Psa-V disease.
December 7th, 2011
New Zealand kiwifruit growers are considering cutting back gold orchards, but there are ‘glimmers of hope’.
December 2nd, 2011
The IKGA wants to know further details of Zespri’s anti-competitive dealings, following a Fair Trade Commission report.
December 1st, 2011
Lisa Cork reviews a lettuce company’s packaging and how it misses a great storytelling opportunity.
November 29th, 2011
An isolated case of Psa-V has been found in south Auckland, far from New Zealand’s existing Priority Zones.
November 23rd, 2011
Kiwifruit exporter Zespri has renegotiated its relationships with South Korean supermarkets following a fair trade decision.
November 21st, 2011
New Zealand’s farmers want the public to get rid of strawberry seed packs which pose a biosecurity risk.
November 18th, 2011
The Korean Fair Trade Commission has found kiwifruit exporter Zespri guilty of monopolistic behaviour.
November 17th, 2011
Zespri´s chief executive has announced a campaign to lift kiwifruit export tariffs in Asia.
November 16th, 2011
A New Zealand research organization looks set to continue making waves in hitting the right taste buds.
November 14th, 2011
German food supplier BayWa’s looks set to gain approval for T&G takeover.
November 9th, 2011
New Zealand’s Nelson region is banning imports on budwood and pollen to prevent the entry of Psa-V disease.
November 4th, 2011
New Zealand scientists are testing a product that can boost plant tolerance to kiwifruit vine disease Psa.
November 3rd, 2011
Lisa Cork gives insight into the art of packaging and offers to review yours, if you get in fast.
November 1st, 2011
New Zealand is looking to new pastures for offloading significant volumes of large-sized avocadoes.
October 24th, 2011
New Zealand’s Kiwi Innovation Network is looking to find new agricultural technology through collaboration.
October 18th, 2011
Turners & Growers has put aside its appeal against kiwifruit exporter Zespri due to New Zealand’s struggles with Psa.
October 17th, 2011
New Zealand’s Satara says the country’s kiwifruit was undersold by single desk marketer Zespri this year.
October 14th, 2011
New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry is optimistic that it will develop Psa-resistant vines.
October 4th, 2011
Zespri has announced proposed layoffs in the wake of the kiwifruit Psa crisis.
September 30th, 2011
New Zealand KiwiBerry growers are capitalizing on strong international demand for the child-friendly fruit.
September 29th, 2011
New Zealand and China have signed a key apple phytosanitary protocol ahead of increased volumes.
September 28th, 2011
Staff at New Zealand company Seeka have been asked to volunteer for redundancy before the end of this week.
September 27th, 2011
NZ exporters are bullish about avocado demand in South East Asia and expect increased production to meet it.
September 23rd, 2011
New Zealand company Enza Food has opened up a new processing line in Hastings following increased demand for apple juice.
September 15th, 2011
New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Vine Health has announced a new Priority Zone for kiwifruit vine disease Psa-V.
September 13th, 2011
Turners & Growers has lodged an appeal with the High Court after an unsuccessful judgment in its anti-monopoly case with Zespri.
September 9th, 2011
The New Zealand Greens party is campaigning for the suspension of neonicotinoid insecticides over claims they are harmful to bees.
September 8th, 2011
A New Zealand kiwifruit growers referendum has found 87% are in favor of a commodity levy to support the representative body’s activities.
September 5th, 2011
The Korean Fair Trade Commission is investigating New Zealand company Zespri over alleged monopolistic practices.
September 2nd, 2011
New Zealand kiwifruit exporter Zespri has denied that 30,000 metric tons (MT) of the fruit have been seized in China as part of an investigation of an import agent.
September 1st, 2011
New Zealand’s horticulture awaits to hear government intentions with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this month.
August 30th, 2011
New Zealand’s potato industry is ‘on the cusp of crisis’ in handling a pest that has cost more than US$100 million since 2006.
August 26th, 2011
A New Zealand taskforce has found eye-opening results from genomic sequencing of kiwifruit vine disease Psa.
August 25th, 2011
New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) and exporter Zespri plan to launch a new pre-flowering spray to fight Psa.
August 19th, 2011
New Zealand’s largest apple exporter plans to limit shipments to Australia this season to avoid disrupting the market.
August 18th, 2011
New Zealand’s kiwifruit growers have increased returns this year, but Zespri’s profits have fallen dramatically.
August 17th, 2011
Snows in New Zealand’s North Island are expected to affect some horticultural crops, but apples and kiwifruit are mostly in the clear.
August 12th, 2011
New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has found 19 more plots of land with Psa disease over the past week.
August 10th, 2011
A proposed New Zealand Food Bill threatens to raise grower costs by doubling up on quality assurance programs.
August 4th, 2011
A leading New Zealand apple expert has urged the country’s industry to ‘turn itself around’.
August 2nd, 2011
One of New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit and avocado packhouses is now on the market.
July 26th, 2011
Snows have prevented several New Zealand farmers from attending the country’s annual horticulture conference.
July 22nd, 2011
A New Zealand businessman says some orchards in the Nelson region would drain less cash growing grass than apples.
July 20th, 2011
New Zealand may only export a small amount of avocadoes by global standards, but this year growers are forecasting a record crop.
July 19th, 2011
New Zealand has approved an offshore quarantine arrangement for Chinese table grapes.
July 11th, 2011
While Jazz apple sales flourish in overseas markets, New Zealand growers have struggled to benefit from the variety.
Global blackcurrant prices could double due to climatic problems in Eastern Europe.
July 5th, 2011
New Zealand kiwifruit company Zespri has formed a partnership with U.S. bacteriophage producer OmniLytics Incorporated.
July 4th, 2011
Global buyers are on the hunt for shares in New Zealand fruit company Turners & Growers.
June 17th, 2011
New Zealand kiwifruit company Seeka is confident a solution will be found for the country’s Psa outbreak.
June 16th, 2011
Plans are underway in New Zealand to develop a Psa heat treatment on a commercial scale.
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