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Citrus New Zealand represents New Zealand’s citrus growers.
We are an incorporated society with over 330 members.

We work to improve the future for New Zealand’s citrus growers. We’re driven by our vision to be a progressive, collaborative, consumer-led industry. Together, we are helping Kiwi citrus growers to maximise their productivity and profitability in a sustainable way.

Citrus New Zealand also provides information for and about the citrus industry, and a forum for the discussion of industry issues. We work with Horticulture NZ on issues that affect our sector.

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Growing Citrus in New Zealand

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Please note some sections are out of date – please take note of the disclaimer on page 4 with reference to the age of the information in this book. Readers are reminded that this Manual was published in 2001 and has not been updated since that time. Some information included in the manual may be out of date and readers are advised to obtain current advice from a consultant.

This Guide is in the process of being updated over 2021/2022. Several new modules are now available. These modules can be accessed by logging into the member portal.

Our Board

Citrus New Zealand is run by an experienced and committed board. Every five years a new board is elected by growers. A research committee of New Zealand citrus industry experts advises on technical issues. We are also involved in research and development, and government liaison.


Research and Development

We manage an extensive and dynamic R&D programme funded by grower levies, with priorities set by members each year and decided upon by the R&D Committee. Research summaries are published in Citrus News. Full reports can be downloaded from our member portal. If you aren’t a member but would like a report, contact us.

Government Liaison

We liaise with government and other agencies on various issues that affect growers. While some issues can seem a long way from the orchard, they can have a big impact on growers. Some issues are addressed in conjunction with HortNZ and other grower groups. For example, reducing barriers to export markets, and the ongoing effort to keep New Zealand free of biosecurity threats such as fruit fly, citrus canker and citrus greening.



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