To provide an accurate identification of ‘high risk’ blocks of fruit in relation to bitter pit/blotch quality issues.
The crop estimate is compiled using data collected nationwide from growers and industry in conjunction with undertaking counts and measurements on a range of orchards, and using our consultants’ knowledge and experience to accurately estimate the export volume of pipfruit produced at the end of the season by variety and region.
To provide information on the production and financial status of pipfruit growers, as well as trends and issues within the industry. Description of Project Our consultants visit a panel of growers each year to collect their financial and production data, which, in conjunction with MAF, is collated into an industry model for the ‘Hawke’s Bay Pipfruit Orchard’. As well as reporting actual data, a forecast is made for the year ahead, and a commentary report published to identify trends and issues affecting the sector.