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Equipment You Need for Orchard Management

We all know good orchard management starts with your tools, but what about your equipment? Big ticket items may not seem “essential” but when dealing with labour shortages and harvest challenges, they’re actually a must. And just like with your orchard tools, you want to choose the best possible orchard equipment and machinery available. Look for products that are high quality and durable, from respected manufacturers like Galaxy Group. From

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Harvester Machinery

Solve the Fruit Picking Labour Shortage with Harvester Machinery

  Fruit and veg producers have been under extreme pressure since the pandemic began to fill the gaps in an already short labour market. Finding pickers has become increasingly tough, with the slowdown of backpackers and closure of borders putting a wall between farmers and their usual labour force. Coupled with this, farmers have struggled to lure local job-seekers into farms, thanks to tough working conditions and reputational damage to

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Dry Matter In Avocados

An avocados dry matter directly influences the shelf life of your product. Dry matter is the solid content within the avocado minus its water content, and it’s known as an indicator of mature fruit. Measuring the dry matter in your harvest has become one of the most reliable methods to indicate avocados ripeness. Making avocado harvesting much more straightforward for these climacteric fruits.  Let’s have a closer look at how

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How to Get a More Productive Avocado Harvest

In recent years, the avocado industry has experienced significant growth, with both local and international markets falling in love with the humble avo. Last month, the avocado industry was tipped to double, thanks to ongoing excellent harvests. To put a finer point on it, between April 2021 and March 2022 alone, over 23.5 million trays were dispatched, with the majority hailing from Western Australia and Queensland. This is great news

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How to Attract Gen Z to Horticulture

If you are looking to address the horticultural skills shortage, then investing in harvest machines is a smart move that will help reduce the number of employees you require. However, there is a hidden opportunity when it comes to harvest machines and finding new recruits: the new crop of young people to hit the job market – Gen Z. Gen Z is made up of those born between 1995 and

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Everything You Need to Know About Our Innovative Mechanical Harvesters

Harvesting fruit quickly and efficiently is a tall order in farming these days. An ordinary harvest requires a high number of fast and conscientious pickers, with a low rate of fruit damage, in order to be economically viable. However, as picker shortages continue to be felt across NZ and beyond, farmers have been forced to find alternatives – or else suffer damaging shortfalls. It is for this very reason, that

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