A vast "wine lake" of 100,000 litres of Gewürztraminer is currently waiting to be sold at a Poverty Bay vineyard, which has gone into receivership.
Nominations for membership of a new national Women In Horticulture leadership group are being sought as part of the group's establishment process.
Donald Butler (78) has spent most of his life growing berry fruit - strawberries especially - but now he and wife Jacky (76) have decided it's time to step back.
Two cases of potato mop-top virus have been confirmed in Mid Canterbury, but many more are suspected, Biosecurity New Zealand says.
A different kind of gold is paving the future of Teviot Valley couple Wendy King and Graham Strong, whose premium saffron is gaining worldwide attention and has clinically-proven health benefits.
Yesterday's wild storms have cost a Queensland family a $2 million crop of peaches and nectarines, and they're not insured.
Contesting the title of New Zealand's top young horticulturist is not for the faint-hearted - but it is a great opportunity, a self-employed Dunedin gardener at the top of his game says.
A product called Satellite Imagery, giving a detailed bird's-eye view of farm productivity to growers, is now available through the Foundation for Arable Research's ProductionWise programme.
Testing is under way on Mid Canterbury potato tubers to determine how widespread potato mop-top virus may be.
A project has been launched to identify issues and challenges facing fresh produce traceability as it moves through supply chains.
About half the apple and stonefruit plantings subject to recent containment orders from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have been released from all restrictions, although more testing of...
Biosecurity New Zealand is investigating how potato mop-top virus (PMTV) could have entered the country.
China is becoming increasingly important as a market for Central Otago's viticulture and horticulture, says Central Otago District Council's economic development manager Warwick Hawker.
Southern strawberry growers say their hearts go out to their beleaguered counterparts across the Tasman, and their association says scanners could be used to check for needles.
There is ''renewed opportunity'' for landowners to get into carbon trees, Carbon Forest Services managing director Ollie Belton says.
Orchard workers Matt Mohamad, Donald Toms and Shanon Davie, all of Roxburgh, dig holes to plant new, as yet commercially unnamed, apricot varieties on Gary Bennett's Teviot orchard last week as...
Annabel Bulk was thrilled when she heard her name announced as the winner of the 2108 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year recently, but it was flavoured with a note of disbelief.
Although a new apprenticeship scheme will address future labour needs in the horticultural industry nationally, there is also a shortage of skilled tractor drivers and irrigation technicians to...