Tag: Horticulture NZ

Horticulture Welcomes Decision To Allow Biological Control

Press Release – Horticulture NZ Horticulture New Zealand welcomes a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority to allow the release of a bug which will act as a natural control against the devastating Tomato Potato Psyllid.Horticulture Welcomes Decision To Allow Biological Control Horticulture New Zealand welcomes a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority to allow the release of a bug which will act as a natural control against the devastating Tomato Potato Psyllid. The application to release Tamarixia was made by HortNZ on behalf of industry groups including Potatoes New Zealand, Tomatoes NZ, Vegetables New Zealand, the NZ Tamarillo...

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Horticulture Welcomes TPP Signing

Press Release – Horticulture NZ New Zealands peak body for commercial fruit and vegetable growers, Horticulture New Zealand, has welcomed the official New Zealand signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement today. Horticulture is New Zealands fourth largest export earner, sending …Horticulture Welcomes TPP Signing New Zealand’s peak body for commercial fruit and vegetable growers, Horticulture New Zealand, has welcomed the official New Zealand signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement today. Horticulture is New Zealand’s fourth largest export earner, sending fresh and processed products to more than 120 countries, valued at more than $2.5 billion every year. The estimated saving for nine key product lines (kiwifruit, apples, avocado, buttercup squash, capsicum, cherries, onions, potatoes and vegetable juices) is just over $25 million a year for the growers now exporting these products to Japan, the USA and Vietnam. The most critical result in the deal for New Zealand horticulture exporters is the reduction of tariffs to Japan. Japan is New Zealand horticulture’s third largest market. “The reduction and eventual removal of these tariffs doesn’t just mean savings for growers exporting now, but it means the products they export in the future will be more competitively priced and able to challenge the offerings from other countries,” HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman says. “Market access is an issue that never goes away for horticulture. So an agreement like this is overwhelmingly...

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Good Result Gives Horticulture Room to Grow

Press Release – Horticulture NZ The overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal ushers in a new era of trade for New Zealands horticulture industry. We want to congratulate the government, particularly Minister Groser, for their determination and patience …October 6, 2015 Good Result Gives Horticulture Room to Grow The overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal ushers in a new era of trade for New Zealand’s horticulture industry. “We want to congratulate the government, particularly Minister Groser, for their determination and patience in seeing this deal through. “This is a goal that has looked at times to be almost impossible to score, and they’ve finally done it,” Horticulture New Zealand president Julian Raine says. The most critical result in the deal for New Zealand horticulture exporters is the reduction of tariffs to Japan. This will have a significant impact on the earnings of growers of kiwifruit, buttercup squash, capsicum, onions and virtually all other horticulture exports to Japan. Japan is New Zealand horticulture’s third largest market and the elimination of tariffs will benefit New Zealand producers by an estimated $28 million per year. Market access is an issue the New Zealand horticulture industry works with on a daily basis and it is a key aspect of the industry’s goal to achieve value of $10 billion by 2020. “As always, we keep an eye on...

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