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August update

In our August NZAC update we provide information on: Covid-19 informationFarm environment plan workshop & AGM feedbackRobotic harvester projectLabourHortNZ director elections & AGM If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact us.

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Vegetable Growers Biosecurity Manual

A new on-farm biosecurity manual has been printed with copies posted to all asparagus growers.   The manual contains easy-to-follow information about good biosecurity practices, checklists and industry case studies.  The manuals have been produced in collaboration with the vegetable sector product groups and with support from a Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures grant through MPI. […]

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NZAC February-March 2020 Update

In this month’s newsletter we update on actions from a recent executive meeting; COVID-19 support; overview the promotions campaign last season; asparagus on Rural Delivery programme on 18 April; fair trading act submission survey; RSE review; labour-saving device research request. To download the newsletter click HERE.

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Robotic asparagus harvester project

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.

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