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YOUNG VEGETABLE GROWER 2017

YOUNG VEGETABLE GROWER 2017

Congratulations to Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe who was crowned New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower 2017 at the national competition held in Pukekohe on Thursday 11th May. Scott, (23), works at AS Wilcox & Sons as an assistant in the Carrot Growing Program. Scott also won...

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OUR GROWING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE 5+ A DAY CHARITABLE TRUST

OUR GROWING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE 5+ A DAY CHARITABLE TRUST

SPS has been a member and supporter of United Fresh and the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust for around 15 years. The Trust is committed to increasing the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables for better health. Work is focused on inspiration through education. SPS sponsorship...

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NETHERLANDS BUYS SATELLITE DATA FOR PRECISION FARMING

NETHERLANDS BUYS SATELLITE DATA FOR PRECISION FARMING

The Dutch government is freeing up EUR1.4 million for the purchase of satellite data to improve the sustainability and efficiency of farming. Among other things, the data contains detailed information about the soil, the atmosphere and crop development. Specialised companies can analyse the data to...

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New directors on PMA-ANZ board

New directors on PMA-ANZ board

Nick Fitzpatrick of T&G Global Limited and David Harris of Harris Farm Market were appointed as directors at the annual general meeting held in Auckland in November. The PMA A-NZ board nominated Andrew Francey of One Harvest as the new chair replacing John Said who has...

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New Zealandís Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016

New Zealandís Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016

The winner of the Young Grower of the Year, representing Horticulture New Zealand and now the new Young Horticulturalist of the Year 2016, Andrew Hutchinson competed with five other finalists, all under the age of 30, in the grand final competition held over November 09...

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GreenTech

GreenTech

GreenTech, the exhibition which brings horticultural products and solutions to the growing community, has just concluded in Amsterdam. The exhibition is held every two years and was held over three days; 12, 13, 14th June. This year there were 415 exhibitors from 30 countries. Over the...

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