Horticulture Institute of New Zealand

To be a small country, New Zealanders do not have the choice but only the exporting. New Zealand's exports of horticultural products have increased from $100 million to over $2 billion during the past 10 years. Fruit, flowers and vegetables are now exported to over 30 countries.

In the modern world, anybody understands that Science has helped improve products and open up new markets. New Zealand horticulture leads the world in many aspects of innovation, production, quality maintenance, distribution and marketing. Science and innovation have been vital in maintaining New Zealand's global competitive position and HortInstitute institute scientists have played a leading role.

HortInstitute engaged in deciduous fruit trees (Nashi, table-grape, kiwiberry,) long term breeding, cultivation techniques, integrated pest management, other aspects of research and extension work.