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 Chair. 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.
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.