CropLogic buys monitoring company to better help farmers predict and maximise crop yields.
Berry growers are hopeful for a good season, and say all going well there should be plenty of berries available for Christmas dinners.
Tomatoes are at their lowest prices for 12 years, while prices also fell for many other items.
NZ's biggest fresh-produce company, Turners & Growers, is set to grow even larger following the acquisition of two tomato-growing firms.
Yesterday's downpour in Marlborough almost equalled the total rainfall for November, Metservice says.
The cold, wet end to spring has stunted the growth of Waikato maize crops.
Value of apple exports to Taiwan soared 210pc in 10 months since free trade agreement was signed with NZ.
'Spudmageddon' ripples through North Island, affecting the supply of potatoes, crisps and French fries.
For vegetable grower Mike Arnold it is all about getting the best from the land.
Scientists are working on ways to reduce chemical sprays on apples and pears to make them more palatable in Asian markets.
Hot, sunny days and not too much rain have resulted in high quality Blenheim cherries, despite a light crop.
Asparagus grower says in his 25 years growing the spears, he has never had such a difficult year.
Drought insurance is one of the reasons Wairoa farmer Cyril Brownlie is trying out a pea and oats crop this season.
A fruit nursery expects to sell a unique apple variety to the United States market for $2 per apple.
Although Motueka's severe hailstorm was devastating for orchardists, the national impact will be slight because the affected area was relatively small.
A pest known as the Yellow Spotted Stink Bug has been spotted in a South Island garden.
Surprise hail storm that battered Canterbury yesterday has left some farmers with damaged crops.
Motueka growers have been heartened by a visit from Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy, who saw the region's hail damage for himself yesterday.
Indians are developing a taste for kiwifruit but a duty of more than 30 per cent is a significant barrier to growing the market on the sub-continent.
Persuasion is preferable to compulsion, reports Gerard Hutching .
Motueka orchardists are assessing damage done by a hailstorm that left apple and kiwi crops 'totally munted'.
The New Zealand Grassland Association's annual conference returns to Central Otago this week.
A frost that devastated the Chilean kiwifruit crop this year has led to high returns for NZ growers.
A group attempting to sue the government over the 2010 PSA outbreak has delayed filing key papers in the High Court for the second time in less than a week.
Dairy farmers are not the only ones reeling from the recent dairy price drop - dairy support and maize growers are worried too.