Damage caused to fruit crops in the Tasman region by Wednesday night’s hail storms cannot yet be assessed, but growers are optimistic business won’t decline as a result.
Hawke’s Bay farmer Adrian Arnold describes the 1998 El Nino as ‘significant’ and can recall that period with unerring detail.His photographic memory is courtesy of diaries that go back 30 years.Mr Arnold said it was a Summer-Autumn…
Firefighters have called for more vigilance from forestry owners and logging crews working in high fire risk conditions after millions of dollars worth of trees were destroyed by fires in the region in the past month.
The bulk of Waikato growers’ blueberry crop should be starting to hit supermarket shelves in time for Christmas after a sluggish start to the season.
North Island farmers are being warned to be on alert for facial eczema this summer as forecasters predict strong El Nino conditions.
No farmers turned up to a drought support meeting in Wanaka on Thursday morning, but organisers were undeterred.
German consumers have voted Zespri’s SunGold variety as fruit and vegetable product of the year, the first time a fruit has been so honoured.
Farmers dealing with the lingering effects of last summer’s drought are celebrating an early Christmas gift after parched South Canterbury land was drenched by a downpour.
Low temperatures have saved Marlborough cherry growers from major damage to export crops following a heavy rainfall.
Boysenberries will be wiped from the Christmas menu for most New Zealand homes after a hailstorm ripped through the nation’s largest orchard in the Nelson region.