Horticulture, Technical Operations Manager

Michelle manages the Horticultural Technical Services team in Hawkes’ Bay.  Services provided by the Technical team include:

  • Irrigation monitoring and calibration
  • Sprayer calibration and training
  • Independent kiwifruit and apple maturity analysis
  • Agrichemical trial assessments – trial design and setup, application and data collection
  • Fruit damage assessments
  • Pest and disease monitoring
  • Collecting on-orchard information to help monitor industry trends
  • Optimising the yield/size combinations of fruit through:
  • Young tree trunk cross sectional area measurement
  • Winter bud count
  • Tree row volume measurement
  • Fruit size monitoring