This newsletter includes an overview of the season so far in each region, updates on the robotic harvester project and promotional campaign, and information on Primary ITO’s new horticulture scholarships, plus more.
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During the 2019 NZAC AGM, following a presentation by Professor Mike Duke and Dr Shen Hin Lin from the University of Waikato, growers endorsed support of a robotic asparagus harvester proof of concept project being progressed further. Read more about this project on Rural News by clicking HERE.
An update on the start of the asparagus season, along with an overview on asparagus promotions planned for the season and other news is included in the September NZAC newsletter.
An update from NZAC’s recent AGM and dinner is provided in our August newsletter, along with updates on promotional plans for this season and other information. Download the August newsletter here.
The 2019 NZAC AGM will be held in Hamilton on 31st July 2019 at The Bank Bar & Brasserie, 117 Victoria Street, Hamilton starting at 4.15pm sharp. This year we are pleased to have presentations on: Automated Asparagus Harvester Proof of Concept Project – Professor Mike Duke & Dr Shen Hin Lim, University of Waikato […]
April 2019: The New Zealand Asparagus Council (NZAC) are reviewing our activities so we can best support the industry. We are requesting all asparagus growers and associated to help with identifying the key topics you would like the council to undertake by completing a short survey. The survey will take no more than five minutes […]
Read the latest update from NZAC here: NZAC Update November 2018
Click here to read the October 2018 Update Click here for the Draft Strategy Document. If you have any questions, comments or feedback on the content of this update, please contact Karen Orr: Karen.Orr@hortnz.co.nz and 04 494 9984
The results of the Commodity Referendum are: 39 voting papers sent out 2 advised no longer growing 15 votes received 9 votes FOR 6 votes AGAINST 301 hectares FOR 25 hectares AGAINST. We will now complete the application to the Ministry for Primary Industries for the Commodity Levy. Thank you for your responses.
If your 2016 levies were paid up you should have received voting papers for the Commodity Levy in the post. These are due back with the returning officer by 5pm Thursday 9 November so make sure you get them in. If you have not received your voting papers and you believe you should have, please […]