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Results from a survey of organic kiwifruit growers: problems and practices that affect production
This is a report of an investigation of the practices and problems of organic kiwifruit production. These are examined to better understand factors related to productivity with the general aim of improving productivity ...
An analysis of Zespri's 2003 Organic Kiwifruit Database: factors affecting production
A database of many variables collected by Zespri from their organic kiwifruit growers and packhouses has been used to find any factors that might enhance the production of larger fruit or higher production volumes. The ...
Understanding approaches to kiwifruit production in New Zealand: report on first qualitative interviews of ARGOS kiwifruit participants
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2005-07)
Kiwifruit growers (or orchardists) comprise a diverse group of individuals with a variety of perspectives on and approaches to sustainable production. This diversity is the product of a broad range of social, cultural, ...
Understanding kiwifruit management using causal mapping
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2006-09)
Causal mapping was used to document how the 36 participating kiwifruit orchardists described and explained the management of their orchards. This approach asks the participants to identify the factors which are important ...
Becoming the audited : response of New Zealand sheep/beef farmers to the introduction of supermarket initiated audit schemes
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2007-09)
The primary objective of the ARGOS project is the transdisciplinary examination of the condition of sustainable agriculture in New Zealand (including environmental, economic and social aspects). In pursuit of this objective ...
Sketch maps: features and issues important for the management of ARGOS orchards and farms
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2005-08)
The primary objective of this research was to analyse sketch maps completed by ARGOS kiwifruit orchardists and sheep/beef farmers to find out what was important to their management of their properties, and compare production ...
Causal mapping of ARGOS dairy farms and comparisons to sheep/beef farms
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2008-02)
Diversity and abundance of birds in New Zealand kiwifruit orchards
Both introduced and native bird species play important ecological and social roles in production landscapes. Economic benefits stem from birds that control pasture and crop pests, and many farmers and growers appreciate ...
New Zealand farmer and orchardist attitude and opinion survey 2008 : characteristics of organic, modified conventional (integrated) and organic management, and of the sheep/beef, horticulture and dairy sectors
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-07)
The core of the ARGOS research design is a longitudinal panel study of New Zealand farms (including orchards in the case of the kiwifruit sector). Panels of 12 farms were selected to represent conventional, integrated and ...
Kiwifruit casual mapping in 2008 : comparisons to 2005 and to other sectors
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-03)