All posts tagged "New Zealand"

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    Agriculture robotics get funding in New Zealand

    The Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge Board is providing $2m of funding for a project to develop adaptable, cheaply reconfigured, rapidly deployed ‘workforce’ robots able to learn from their environments. SfTI said the project would take a long-term view and examine how robotics could provide solutions for New Zealand’s...

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    Record numbers for ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA

    Asia’s leading continental fresh produce show attracts more than 13,000 trade visitors from 76 different countries. Hong...

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    How to use technology to improve water for agriculture

    Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have better outcomes than taxes will, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.Science and technology the answer to water quality Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have...

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    For investors horticulture is a winner

    World-wide consumer interest in healthy food, growers being early-adopters of innovation, and rapid growth make horticulture in New Zealand ripe for further investment, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. “Today, the government has released a business-focused overview in The Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Produce Industry 2017 which shows potential investors...

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    Zespri recognised for China trade

    Increasingly savvy Chinese consumers and significant market investment have helped Zespri win both the supreme China business award and exporter of the year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland last night. The kiwifruit marketing giant has been exporting fruit to China for over a decade but the...

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    New Zealand consumers will soon now where their food comes from

    Horticulture New Zealand congratulated the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill in Parliament today. “Given our recent survey showed that more than 70 percent of New Zealanders want mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for...

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    Avocados are the hot item in Australia

    WA’s avocado haul could more than triple within five years as growers look to cash in on the popularity of the super food — particularly among inner-city types opting for avocado smash at the expense of real estate. Manjimup’s Advance Packing and Marketing Services managing director Jennie Franceschi said based on the...

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    Finger limes: Huge potential, but australian growers fear losing the market

    A Queensland finger lime grower says Australia is in danger of losing the fledgling native citrus industry to overseas competitors unless fruit fly export rules are changed. Key points: Finger limes are a citrus native to Queensland’s scenic rim The fruit can only exported frozen because of fruit fly rules Producer Ian...

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    Fighting to keep stink bugs out of New Zealand

    While the stink bug is ubiquitous in the Eastern Panhandle, the brown pest with its signature scent has not reached some foreign countries. That’s why two Ph.D. students from New Zealand are currently studying stink bug behavior at the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville: to keep the bugs from reaching...

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    Acquisition of Compac Sorting leads to major consolidation in the sorting industry

    TOMRA Systems ASA, has signed an agreement with the owners of Compac Holding Ltd (Compac) for 100...

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