Artificial pollination of hayward kiwifruit: is it financially viable in South Auckland?
As with many horticultural industries Hayward Kiwifruit growers within South Auckland are experiencing pressure on their income. As a result many are reviewing their current growing practice which includes the use of supplementary pollination to improve their yield. I have been asked many times whether the use of artificial pollination is financially viable given the current return. The obj ective of this report is to investigate whether the application of artificial pollination is financially viable for South Auckland Hayward growers.
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