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Asparagus Future Project

NZAC is pleased to advise we are finalising an agreement with Robotics Plus to align with a partnership agreement between the technology company and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to develop a commercial scale autonomous robotic asparagus harvester. Named by the industry as the ‘Asparagus Future’ project, it will build on the prototype harvester worked […]

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June 2021 update

In our latest update we provide information on: NZAC 2021 AGM & presentations Friday 9th JulyLast day to get the early rate for Horticulture Conference 5-6 AugustTransport survey Download our newsletter here.

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2021 NZAC AGM & conference day

The 2021 NZAC AGM will be held in Napier on Friday 9th July 2021 at The Hawke’s Bay Club, Cnr Marine Parade and Browning Street, starting at 4.30pm sharp. The day will begin with a field trip focusing on the use of automation and technology in horticulture in the morning (commencing at 10.30am in Hastings). This […]

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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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