Central Otago’s grape harvest must go on — wine producers are deemed an essential service, meaning Covid-19 will not stop the 2020 vintage.
Grey hair and wrinkles are par for the course in farming circles these days. Maureen Howard talks to a new generation of organic market gardeners who have created a living by going local, small and...
Uncertainty over travel for the international workforce is compounding what has been a difficult season for orchardists in Central Otago.
Turley Farms Chertsey, in the heart of Mid Canterbury, is among a growing number of farms turning to sunflowers as a rotation crop to use between plantings.
PGG Wrightson’s horticulture supply business Fruitfed contributed strongly towards a $5 million revenue surge in the retail and water division to $384.2 million for the six months to December 2019.
The Maw family, of Mid Canterbury, has been been farming at Barrhill for four generations, dating back to 1925.
Arable farmers are enjoying the dry North Canterbury summer, as they attempt to get through the harvest.
A Kakanui market gardener who works only 1.5 acres will have a paper presented at the World Organic Conference in France in September.
A Christchurch grower of industrial hemp says red tape is stopping industries from making the most of what many regard as a potential wonder crop.
Robin Dicey cannot quite turn water into wine, but he is turning grapes into wine without water. The Bannockburn wine industry pioneer tells reporter Mark Price about his recent vino experiments.
Canterbury farmers interested in restoring native forest on their farms are being encouraged to seek free advice.
It may have taken three years but investments do pay off, Blueberry Haven owners Robyn McDonald and Mike Coombes say.
Queenstown businessman Aaron Murphy believes an area best known for pinot noir production provides the ideal growing environment for plants of another variety.
Central Otago cherry growers are reporting a tough 2019-20 season, with yields about half the normal size due to poor weather conditions.
Horticultural workshop host Ben Elms, also known as Dr Compost, of Wanaka, talks to The News about his love of the industry and how others can make the most of their garden, too.
The annual juice-stained fun and games of Cherry Chaos will be held at the Roxburgh Sports Grounds today, from 5pm.