A limited carry-over of feed grain from last harvest is keeping up domestic demand and prices.
Kiwifruit and avocado specialist Patrick Malley was named Young Grower of the Year last night.
Kiwi-grown Rockits are officially the tiniest apple in the world.
Taiwan is one of New Zealand's leading apple markets.
Farmers will be hoping for favourable conditions in coming weeks to get a backlog of crops in the ground.
Government report on the health of NZ's honey bees contains mistakes, National Beekeepers' Association says.
The third generation of Gordon Sue's family is tilling the soil and growing vegetables in Horowhenua.
Bees are worth $5.1 billion to the New Zealand economy each year, but all is not well with them.
Farmer and entrepreneur Roger Beattie has a new eco-farming idea for kelp seaweed.
Within 30 years, Nautilus Estate has grown from an ambitious idea to a world-renowned premium wine brand.
Business is booming at Marlborough wineries, with several expanding to meet increased demand.
NZ can claim another victory over Australians - British wine drinkers prefer our vino to theirs.
Some Canterbury farmers are facing big losses after bad weather ruined their seed crops.
Fewer people are drinking beer and farmers are getting a hangover.
Farmers growing a variety of cannabis could take Southland's economy to new highs.
New study finds the presence of neonicatinoid residues in many fruit, vegetables and pollen in the US and NZ.
Maize silage is the cheapest option for dairy farmers to add extra feed to cows, a supplier says.
Four cropping farmers were so smitten with the precision of a soil sampling machine that they brought it back with them from the US.
Sugar beet touted as the new wonder fuel by grower who is now harvesting sugar beet for the dairy market.
Scales Corporation plans to sell shares to the public in the hopes of raising up to $187 million.
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The avocado industry has been given a boost with the signing of a partnership deal between the Avocado Industry Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Olive grower credits work colleagues at Telecom for instilling the necessary marketing nous to make business a success.
Kiwifruit volumes are bouncing back after the devastating Psa disease which wreaked havoc on orchards following its arrival in 2010.
A tour of some of market gardens has given movers and shakers more insight into the importance of vegetable crops to Horowhenua.
Earnscleugh fruit grower Wayne McIntosh is passionate about growing top quality fruit and marketing it for the greatest possible return.
Horticulturists are puzzled at the survival skills of an ancient apple tree.
The apple marketer will issue a prospectus mid-month with a listing expected in late July.
In a landmark court decision, a judge has ruled against a West Australian organic farmer who was suing his neighbour for allegedly contaminating his farm with genetically modified canola.
Grain yields have grown by 108,000 tonnes since 2008, which would be worth an extra $43 million today.
Frustrated grain growers are resigned to missing out on planting autumn sown crops because of boggy conditions.
Growers and orchardists would struggle to keep to the nutrient limits set for the Tukitiki River, HortNZ says.
Psa disease is still a problem but a gold variety offers hope.
This year's apple harvest is likely to be down slightly from last year's super crop, with a rising portion going to Asian markets.
Listed wine company Foley Family Wines has made a formal takeover offer for Martinborough Vineyard.
Soaring Asian demand for sweet red apples produced a year of bounty for Scales Corporation.
New Zealand onions and apples are proving a hit with overseas consumers.
A Marlborough winery that capped its fruit intake has made the heartbreaking decision to drop excess fruit to the ground.
Canterbury's prolonged wet spell is threatening the supply of specialist seed and cereal crops.
Could white kumara be the next thing for Kiwi cuisine lovers to sink their teeth into?
A native moth is causing trouble for North Island farmers trying to prepare for drought.
Scientists are nearing the halfway mark of their target of sucking up one million wasps from Canterbury paddocks and sending them to Southland to combat the clover root weevil.
Nelson wineries are relieved the region's grape harvest has largely finished ahead of prolonged rain.
Horticulture marketer and distributor buys Hawke's Bay apple producer to feed growing export markets.
A French winemaker from famous Champagne house Veuve Clicquot is working his magic at a Marlborough winery.
Rain continues to cause stress for Marlborough's wine industry, but it's not only growers and wineries feeling the pain.
The pressure is on - there are still tonnes of grapes to be brought in, and winter is closing in
Wheat growers suffer another blow with confirmation that NZ wheat has developed resistance to fungicides controlling speckled leaf blotch.
NZ's avocado industry is planning to triple productivity per hectare and quadruple industry returns over the next nine years.
A vineyard contracting business is fined more than $2000 for not paying staff wages and holiday pay.
An industry-leading Central Otago orchard has won the supreme title in the 2014 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.