Story: Market gardens and production nurseries

Horticulture students

Horticulture students

Students can train in horticulture at hundreds of workplaces and polytechnics throughout the country. Here, a lecturer and students at Northtec harvest salad greens. A problem for growers is that labour requirements are seasonal. Often labour is only needed at harvest time for short periods, and it can be difficult to get workers in New Zealand. Some crop growers are reliant on imported labour at harvest time.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Industry structure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008