The Feasibility of Growing Hi-Oleic Peanuts in Northland
A report produced by Food and Plant Research summarising intial findings of peanut growing trials in Northland.
This Northland Peanut Trial project builds upon and extends on the outcomes and findings of the “2020 Sustainable Farming Fund” funded project looking at the ‘Feasibility of growing hi-oleic peanuts in Northland’. That project was led by Picot Productions and delivered by Northland Inc in partnership with Plant & Food Research and Manaaki Whenua- Landcare Research.
The project will run over two growing seasons and looks to test the commercial viability of growing hi-oleic peanuts in Taitokerau Northland, while building local understanding and identifying opportunities for future investment.
In the first year of the project, eight varieties of peanuts are being grown at numerous small-scale sites across the Far North and Kaipara Districts, with the number and size of the sites will be extended in the second year.
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A story appearing on the Stuff.co.nz website.
A Radio New Zealand interview on the peanut trials with Project Manager Greg Hall.
A project update filmed at the beginning of the Peanut Trials in Northland which appeared as part of the TVNZ television series called Rural Delivery.
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