Stopping the Rot

The Hamilton-based HortResearch has developed a spray-on organic control agent that can help prevent botrytis – grapes rotting on the vine. “It sounds like Mecca,” says Phil Ryan, chief winemaker of McWilliam’s Wines, Mount Pleasant. “Anything that could conquer botrytis is exciting.”


Tags: Hamilton  HortResearch  McWilliams Wines  Mecca  Mount Pleasant  NZ Wine Industry  Time Magazine  

Eric Watson Breaks Own Wheat Yield World Record

Eric Watson Breaks Own Wheat Yield World Record

Ashburton farmer Eric Watson has taken the Guinness World Record for the highest wheat yield for the second consecutive time, with a staggering 17.398t/ha crop, Andrew Swallow reports for UK magazine,…