Julio Botero, a tutor and PhD candidate at Lincoln University, is conducting a research project into factors affecting horticultural industry growth and has asked whether HGA members might answer a survey to contribute to his research:
Growers are being asked to participate in a survey as part of research project to help unlock growth in the horticulture industry. The survey is part of Lincoln University PhD student, Julio Botero’s, research project on the business factors that enable or restrict growth of horticultural businesses.
The survey will take 15 minutes to complete and asks questions about your business structure and preferred ways of operating. Having a range of grower input is crucial for ensuring that the results reflect the breadth of the industry.
Continue reading Survey – how organisational factors affect horticulture industries
In 2021, two of New Zealand’s larger hazelnut processors changed ownership. Uncle Joes, located just outside Blenheim, is now owned and managed by Debbie Whiteside and Alan Crawford. Hazelz New Zealand, near Christchurch, is now run by Shane McKenzie.
Over the next few newsletters, we’ll be introducing the new owners to you.
Debbie Whiteside & Alan Crawford – Uncle Joes
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Continue reading NZ industry update: Uncle Joes and Hazelz NZ
Like Sally and Joe, the Colletts’ orchard is close to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, and so it can get very wet which means they have put in open drains and a swale to help drain their property. One flood took half the harvest into the lake.
Continue reading Orchard visit: Nelson, Catherine & Matt Collett, Ellesmere
The Juranovich orchard was planted in 2008, and was planned by Stephen Brailsford. The layout is a big arch, around a central driveway. Of the original 1600 trees, they have lost around 80.
Continue reading Orchard visit: Sally & Joe Juranovich, Selwyn
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