CHS: High school ag programs are on the rise. Market display

In peg zinc High schools in many states have added Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) programs over the past decade. In Minnesota, AFNR programs have grown from 180 in 2005 to 215 by 2022 and enrollment has grown by nearly 10,000 students, according to the Minnesota Department of Education. A significant number of these … Read more

Innovation brings pride, jobs and strawberries

Tracy Clawson says it’s an “amazing feeling” to have work closer to Kaikohe than driving to Waipapa every day. Photo / Peter de Graaf A new horticultural innovation is bringing jobs and pride to Kaikohe – and fresh strawberries to Northland consumers. The first crop at the Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park, east of Kaikohe, … Read more

Complaints about simple kiwifruit shelters are urgent.

Man-made crop protection structure on Whakatane District property boundary. Photo / Provided Complaints about kiwifruit shelters blocking natural light have prompted the Bay of Penitentiary Council to review the regulations. Whakatane District Council last month agreed to lower the decibel level for loud bird scaring devices pending a public consultation after rural residents complained about … Read more

Two HortNZ environmental awards were received this year.

Robin Oakley receives an environmental award from HortNZ Vice President Bernadine Bale-Gillix. Photo / Provided The nominees for this year’s Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) Environment Awards are of the highest caliber and two organizations have been recognised. “When the HortNZ Board determines that there are exceptional circumstances and we need to award more than one … Read more

Growing almonds in the Hawk Bay Pool can break the water demand.

CHB Almond Grower Tony Cuclinsky with experimental varieties of almonds with nuts. To address the growing demand for water resources during our farming season, we may be able to produce almonds, says Tony Hawklinsky of Central Hawke Bay. Tony has a management history and inquisitive mind on organic farming, so he digs a little deeper … Read more

The actual number of Kovid cases can be four times higher – expert

Refugees fleeing Ukraine are struggling in difficult circumstances, borders are being opened for backpacks, and families with low incomes for fuel and food have recently reached the New Zealand Herald. Video / NZ Herald The exact number of Kovid cases in the community remains a mystery, experts warn, quoting quadruple. The prophecy comes as New … Read more

The ‘marathon’ plague is spreading among kiwi growers.

Ship issues and a severe shortage of workers are putting pressure on manufacturers’ mental health, said Hortenzed CEO Nadine Tunley. Photo / Presented Normally, horticulture can be a difficult way to earn a living, but the pressures of a continuing pandemic are particularly challenging, says Nadin Tuneley, CEO of Hortenseed. “Maritime issues and a severe … Read more

Grow Your Own Prison Coromandal Online Gardening Course – NZ Herald

Learn Parchment Gardening Online with Pakaraka Permaculture. Photo / 123rf Kitchen Secrets Have you watched The Humble Yum Yum yet? Each week, Raj interviews Kiwi celebrity about life, love, family, fame – and food. Former guests include Holly Smith, Tana Umaga and others. Ganesh, the owner of Kumeu Taste Shade, is sure to always ask … Read more

Eltem Sustainable Garden Features in a New Garden-Sharing Platform

Aaron and Melissa Jacobson offer garden tours and workshops for those who want to learn more about small insect farming techniques. Photo / provided “No one loves me. Everyone hates me. I am going down to the garden to eat worms.” When Melissa and Aaron visit Rawhitiroa’s house, these opening lines from the old nursery … Read more