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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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2016 Asparagus Council Conference

This year the NZAC conference will be held directly after the AGM. Hosted by the Hawke’s Bay Assocation, this year’s event will be held at East Pier Hotel. We have an interesting lineup of speakers including MPI representatives, and Angela Halliday from HortNZ who will talk about her recent survey into the current and future […]

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THE 2016 AGM OF THE NEW ZEALAND ASPARAGUS COUNCIL is being held 10am Friday 12 August 2016 Venue: East Pier Hotel, 50 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier. For more information please contact Eve Williams on 04 470 5668 or

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