AgFirst is excited to be a key leader in new project in the Hawke’s Bay investigating the impacts of tile drains on horticultural land, to provide valuable information about their effect on freshwater quality. Horticultural tile drains are used to divert excess moisture from the soil. This can help waterlogged land become more productive. This …
In this edition of In Brief Global we discuss the upcoming maturity testing season, the influence water quality has on fruit quality at harvest and an orchard variability investigation. View the newsletter here.
In this edition: fruit quality and maturity progression including parameters on Envy harvest & information on leaf plucking. Plus lucky us, Dean is back and has joined the Hawkes Bay team!
In this edition of In Brief Global harvest dates, bumblebees, kiwifruit girdling, sunburn on apples, fruit size and vigour management are discussed.
In this edition of In Brief Global we discuss fruit quality, leaf test nutrition results, mapping tools, riparian planting and the Australian fires.
In this edition of In Brief Global, we look at controlling sooty mould, secondary thinner applications, managing water stress in wine grapes, staff updates and crop estimation.
This report examines diversification options that involve both the development of part of an existing property or an option which involves the wholesale conversion to an alternative land use. The purpose is to provide a number of examples of what might be possible in terms of land use diversification and some of the considerations that should be made by a land owner prior to making a change.
In this edition of In Brief Global, we look into Kiwifruit Girdling, Irrigation Monitoring and review the Hawke’s Bay season.
In this edition of In Brief Global, we discuss some tips on training G3 up string, managing hail damage in apple orchards and growing degree days relative to full bloom.
In this edition of In Brief Global, our horticulture consultants discuss what the recent hot days mean as well as the impacts of extreme weather events, such as flooding and hail.