21st October 2021 Kiwifruit / Zespri
The quantity of SunGold Kiwifruit licence to be released in 2022 has been slashed in half to 350 hectares.
Zespri RubyRed will hit the shelves in commercial volumes in March with around 250,000 trays expected.
Zespri says a proposal to end the use of hydrogen cyanamide will likely hit kiwifruit industry earnings.
Seeka has made an offer to acquire Kerikeri-based kiwifruit grower Orangewood Limited.
New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower, Seeka, posted a sharp rise in net profit before tax in the six months ended 30 June, up 77% to $30.8m compared with the same six months last year.
Six hundred new native plantings have been established in the Bay of Plenty to support kiwifruit pollination and encourage bio-diversity, says Plant & Food Research.
New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower, Seeka, has bought a $2.6m minority stake in hort tech startup Fruitometry.
New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc has reported on a successful kiwifruit industry harvest resulting in a record crop, despite a labour crisis caused by border closures restricting Working Holiday Visa holder numbers.
A study examining the effects of green kiwifruit on sleep quality and the sleep-wake cycle in healthy males has been awarded HVN funding.
Zespri’s northern hemisphere kiwifruit crop for the 2020-21 season has been sold for $472m, up 27.9% on the previous season.
The Kiwifruit Vine Health board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years.
DMS Progrowers is doubling the size of its existing Te Puke packhouse investing $40m into the project.
Seeka has been officially welcomed to Ōpōtiki to celebrate its purchase of Ōpōtiki Packing and Cool Storage.
The total canopy area of gold kiwifruit has now surpassed that of the green variety, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.
A certificate of amalgamation is imminent, formalising the kiwifruit specialists’ deal.
A kiwifruit landholding owned and managed by Seeka has been placed on the market for sale.
Grower support and banking thresholds are the only hurdles remaining.
The Bay of Plenty-based company is looking to expand its footprint in the kiwifruit sector.
Zespri is progressing its plan to move against the unlawful growing of kiwifruit in China as illegal plantings increase.
The 2021 kiwifruit season has begun, forecast to overtake last year’s last year’s record of 157 million trays of export green and gold.
The Te Puke-based produce handler more than doubled its annual profit in FY20.
The New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc is offering a harvest “taster day” to tempt job seekers to take up employment in the kiwifruit industry.
The sector had brought a claim for $450m plus interest.
Rajasekar Chellappa, former owner of Raj Kiwi, failed to pay minimum wage to six workers.
The kiwifruit exporter gets the go-ahead for a sale and leaseback deal, unlocking more profit for the year.
Bay of Plenty’s Mount Pack & Cool plans to expand its operations in 2021.
A new Plant & Food Research project will investigate the bacteria.
Kiwifruit Vine Health and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will work together.
Kiwifruit production could be optimised by upping the female flowers in an orchard.