28
Sep 2021

Good news stories

Good news stories

Leaderbrand and SPL leading the way

 

I was pleased to see two positive news stories, this week, promoting the NZ protected cropping industry.   The first was a recent Country Calendar episode highlighting the country’s largest greenhouse capsicum producer Southern Paprika Limited (SPL), situated in Warkworth. 

SPL is one of the leaders and pioneers of large greenhouse farming within NZ. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the episode. Well done to all involved at SPL for opening their doors and for the superb content. 

The second article posted was in regards to the eleven-hectare greenhouse about to be built by Leaderbrand in the Gisborne area.  Again, this is another magnificent indictment on the benefits of protected cropping and the many different applications this farming can be used for.  

 

It has been a very difficult period to navigate with the uncertainty of the pandemic for everyone.  For growers the uncertainty around labour availability, the energy crisis, biosecurity breaches, the threat of covid temporarily shutting your operation down are real and current issues.  So, it was great these positive stories were in the mainstream media.  This is a great industry which should have a very bright future.

 

If you missed the SPL Country Calendar episode, click on the following link

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/country-calendar/episodes/s2021-e28

 

To read more about the LeaderBrand construction click on the following link

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/126411446/megagreenhouse-arrives-for-yearround-salad-growing 

 

 

Article compiled by Stefan Vogrincic

All Article’s checked and edited by Marie Vogrincic

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