The world’s leading avocado growers and specialists will descend upon New Zealand’s shores in 2023, for a once in a lifetime opportunity, after New Zealand won the bid to host the 10th World Avocado Congress (WAC). This week NZ ...

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Bay of Plenty avocado growers are among those invited to attend the first BOP Future Farming Symposium on October 24 aimed to help growers and farmers prepare for environmental regulations which will come into force soon. “The aim of the symposium ...

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New Zealand scientist Dr Philip Elmer has won the kiwifruit industry’s top innovation award for his contribution to the fight against diseases and the industry’s efforts to become more sustainable (read more here). Dr Elmer will head the ...

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By Jen Scoular We have been very well connected across the world of late as we prepare the bid we will make at the World Avocado Congress in Colombia to host the same event in New Zealand in 2023. This year ...

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By Jen Scoular It was a great celebration of the successes in our local community at the BOP Export Awards. So many innovative, brave and bold people exploring their passions and extending their horizons. I was asked about how our ...

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Fruitnet.com Thailand has become the latest Asian country to approve imports of Peruvian Hass avocados. According to Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri), the phytosanitary protocol came into force on 11 May. Peruvian avocados are already shipped to ...

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Jen Scoular  We presented the 2019 NZ Avocado business plan to the Board in March, looking ahead to our 2023 Primary Growth Partnership goals, and out further to 2040. A key theme across all primary industries at the moment is how we make ...

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Jen Scoular  I tried to imagine how two young Thai women, winners of a competition to visit New Zealand, would feel as they arrived at an avocado orchard in the Bay of Plenty for the first time. We developed the “...

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stuff.co.nz Far North dairy farmers Georgina Tui and Mate Covich are selling their land to avocado orchard developers. Their herd has been sold and they are waiting for water consent approvals for the deal to be finalised. Three ...

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