Grower News

Wine tourism ripe for the picking

Around 25% of international tourists to New Zealand now seek out a ‘wine experience’, visiting the country’s beautiful wineries, cellar doors and vineyard accommodation.

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Grant bolsters spirits at SA winery

A joint venture between a McLaren Vale winery and a new spirits distillery will create fifteen fulltime equivalent jobs, while showcasing some of South Australia’s best wine and spirits in the one place.

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The science of saving honey bees

Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive pathogen, scientists from Massey University are working on deploying viruses to protect them.

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UC biotechnologist creates new biodegradable coating to protect crops

A novel system for protecting plants from pests, infection and adverse weather has been awarded one of the top prizes in the University of Canterbury’s (UC) Tech Jumpstart competition.

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Honey bees' attraction to fungicide ‘unsettling’ for food output - study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Honey bees are attracted to a fungicide used in agriculture with ‘unsettling implications’ for global food production, a scientist said on Tuesday.

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