Farmlands named sole distributor for new pre-harvest kiwifruit tech

Farmlands, in partnership with agri-tech company Hazel Technologies and New Zealand companies Seeka (packing) and Apata (harvesting, packing and storing), will exclusively distribute Hazel Trex™ pre-harvest technology to domestic kiwifruit growers ahead of the 2020-21 harvest.

Hazel Technologies Inc., is a US-based developer of new technologies that protect the quality in the produce supply chain and fight food waste. The partnership focuses on the use of Hazel™ Trex, a new pre-harvest technology launched by Hazel Tech® this year, with support from global New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri. It is expected that the technology will transform kiwifruit orchard management, as it employs the latest genetic sequencing technology to ensure accurate forecasting.

Farmlands will be the sole distributor of Hazel™ Trex to all of Zespri's New Zealand kiwifruit growers, ensuring that the technology is used in their pre-harvest management process. The Co-operative's technical kiwifruit expertise means Farmlands is well placed to distribute this technology in 2020 and beyond.

For more details please see the full article on the Fresh Plaza website.