Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces its first ever virtual Kiwi Quality Summit. A one-hour event will be held on Wednesday, June 30th for New Zealand attendees and simultaneously on Tuesday, June 29th for attendees watching in the USA. The summit will feature keynote speakers from across the industry ahead of the 2021 New Zealand kiwifruit season.
The virtual event itinerary includes presentations on innovation and cutting-edge pre- and post-harvest technologies. In addition, Kelly Hale, vice-president of sales at Hazel Technologies will moderate a grower’s perspectives panel featuring Cam Clayton of DMS Progrowers, Dwayne Farrington of Farmlands Co-Op and Gary Geurts, formerly of Apata. The panelists will share their experiences on pre-harvest budbreak optimization solutions and plans for the upcoming season. Following the panel, Mario Cervantes, director of business development AgTech at Hazel Technologies will present on Hazel Tech’s suite of products tailored for kiwi growers.
Left to right: Cam Clayton, Dwayne Farrington, and Gary Geurts.
Hazel Technologies provides both pre-harvest and post-harvest solutions for the kiwi industry. Hazel Trex™ pre-harvest technology is designed to improve kiwifruit orchard performance and increase orchard efficiency. Hazel Trex provides guidance to growers on the best timing for orchard management practices. Noted benefits have been the optimization of orchard practices to improve budbreak and flowering results on traditional Hayward and “Gold” kiwifruit orchards. Grower block trials indicated that king flower production increased by approximately 15 percent in Hayward when using Hazel Trex.
The company also offers in-box treatments that serve as harvest solutions for both organic and conventional growers. Hazel’s harvest technologies include Hazel 100™ and Hazel O™ sachets are easy-to-use and help kiwis maintain color and firmness.
Left: Hazel sachets that Hazel Technologies says helps kiwis maintain color and firmness; right: Mario Cervantes.
“We work closely with growers across New Zealand to understand their unique growing conditions and bring to market products to meet their needs,” said Dwayne Farrington, Farmlands Co-op and Summit Speaker. “I look forward to the Kiwi Quality Summit and the opportunity to educate the industry on the latest genetic sequencing technology to ensure accurate forecasting for budbreak and increase king flower production.”
Hazel Tech Quality Summits bring together experts and leaders in harvest research, farming and shelf-life extension technology to present at its crop-focused virtual events. June marks the 7th Quality Summit hosted by Hazel Technologies. The Kiwi Quality Summit is a free event. Registration is open to the general industry until June 29th/until capacity is reached.