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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
The 2020 NZAC AGM will be held in Taupo on Friday 7th August 2020 at The Prince Motor Lodge, Corner of Roberts Street & Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, starting at 5pm sharp. Prior to the AGM, we are holding a one-day workshop on Farm Environment Plans for asparagus growers. The workshop is being held from 10.30am […]
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. […]
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.
This newsletter includes a summary on the 2019 season, information on asparagus promotions done by 5+A Day, and upcoming meeting information. Read it here.
A roundup of the season, feedback from grower visits and updates on asparagus in the media are all including in our December newsletter.
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.