‘Apple Futures’ stops northern Europe getting the pip with spray residue

Tue, 26 Jun 2012

By Peter Kerr June 26 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi apple growers have maintained their profitable north European markets by greatly reducing fruit spray residues. An ‘Apple Futures’ growing programme which linked scientists and growers figuring out how to reduce sprays and residues while maintaining fruit quality, has been an outstanding success, according to a study by New Zealand Institute of Economic Research principal economist Bill Kaye-Blake. Even under the most relaxed of economic assumptions, the benefit-cost ratio was 4.68, or a total $15...

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