- Tuesday 8 March 7:30-9:30am – LEAN Process in a factory setting, Tumblar Products, Hornby, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friday 26 May Golf Tournament – Potatoes Charitable Trust, Methven Golf Club
- 26-27 July – Potatoes NZ Conference & AGM, Pukekohe
- Spray free potato production with mesh crop covers – ongoing research at the BHU Future Farming Centre is discovering that mesh crop covers have the potential to control all insect pests and also blight…
- Alternative bed shapes to improve potato yield and water usage – PFR trials at Lincoln investigated the possibility of using flatbed architecture to try to improve root access in the soil profile and therefore water use efficiency…
- Precision agriculture for potatoes – Precision agriculture has had good uptake in cropping in New Zealand, providing tools to help manage production issues as well as environmental concerns around crop inputs…
Best Chip Shop Competition 2017
- Conference Update – We are pleased to confirm that Martin Snedden and leading UK agronomist John Sarup as keynote speakers.
- Chip Group Update – The big secret to cooking the best chips lies in three very simple words… “Shake, Bang & Hang”.
- Education, Communications Marketing Update – It’s been all about the chips recently…
Updates for Exporters
Important updates for growers exporting to…
- Wanted – 2 Row planter – The Plant & Food Research potato agronomy team, based at Lincoln, is currently looking for an unwanted two row potato planter to buy.
- Hort NZ scholarships available – very year HortNZ offer scholarships to New Zealand students and trainees undergoing significant industry training or education who show a special interest in the fruit and vegetable industry.