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Using AI to rapidly ID pest species, biosecurity risks

Ever been fined $400 at the border for a forgotten banana and wondered about the strict biosecurity rules in New Zealand? A University of Canterbury academic is working to make it possible to instantly identify suspect insects, plants and fungi from a photo using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.

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Grower News

Alternative Protein Reports published

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Plant & Food Research have just released their joint report on ‘The Evolution of Plant Protein – Assessing Consumer Response'.

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Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower comp

Eight of Hawke’s Bay’s top young horticulturists will face off in the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition in Napier on 28-29 June.

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Seminar helps growers meet consumer needs

The Australian horticulture industry has been left inspired and excited by the 2018 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar, a strategic levy investment using the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund, which was held in Brisbane alongside the Hort Connections 2018 conference.

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Growcom Chief Advocate takes top award

Peak industry body for horticulture Growcom’s, Chief Advocate, Rachel Mackenzie was awarded the National Awards for Excellence Women in Horticulture Award at the Hort Connections 2018 Gala Dinner in Brisbane.

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Martella takes out Innovation Partner Award

Terry Martella from Santa Rita Orchard, WA has taken out the Innovation Partner Award at the Hort Connections 2018 combined industry Awards for Excellence.

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