Story: Organic farming

Kiwifruit orchard, Te Puke

Kiwifruit orchard, Te Puke

Organic kiwifruit grower Leo Whittle inspects his orchard at daybreak. Kiwifruit is one of the most successful crops for organic growers. Many kiwifruit growers converted to organic methods during the 1990s because they could earn 50% more than for conventionally grown fruit.

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Seager Mason, 'Organic farming - Types of produce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16953/kiwifruit-orchard-te-puke (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Seager Mason, published 24 Nov 2008