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Aspire App – your experiences

Have you downloaded or used the Aspire App? Aspire is a decision-making tool using the carbohydrate content of the root sustem which provides iunfomration useful for mking general crop management decisions about how to manage fern growth and spear harvest duration. The original research and development of Aspire was partially funded by the NZ Asparagus […]

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HortNZ Leadership Scholarships open now

Are you a potential leader in the hort industry ?  And want to upskill ?  You could be going on this year’s HortNZ Leadership Programme.   Horticulture is in significant growth with ambitious goals and more than ever needs a strong pool of high-performing leaders, leaders that have the confidence and skills to take the […]

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Horticulture New Zealand Life Membership awarded to Asparagus Grower Geoff Lewis

The dedication and contribution to industry of Levin asparagus grower Geoff Lewis was acknowledged at the Horticulture Conference Awards Dinner on Thursday 4 August. Geoff was awarded Life Membership of Horticulture New Zealand. The Life Membership of Horticulture NZ is awarded to persons that have provided distinguished and honourable services to Horticulture NZ and continues for […]

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Hawkes Bay activities and ideas

  Holding the AGM/Conference on a Friday means you can take advantage of the weekend to explore Hawkes Bay. You’re not limited to Napier, as many of the surrounding towns have got some great things to check out as well: Havelock North –  Boutique shopping  and cafes, Te Mata Peak lookout overlooking HB; Birdwoods Gallery […]

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Aspire Asparagus Lite – decision support for asparagus growers

Article by Warrick Nelson, Plant and Food Research. The Aspire Asparagus app is derived from extensive physiological analysis of the asparagus annual growth cycle. During this process, a key finding was that carbohydrate content of the root system provides information useful for making general crop management decisions about how to manage fern growth and spear […]

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