GrowingProduce.com: New Zealand Tour Showcases Apple Grower Innovations
In fact, as IFTA New Zealand kicked off, we were told New Zealand’s connection to the No. 8 wire. This “No. 8 wire mentality” has become synonymous with Kiwi innovation. No. 8 was the British Standard wire used for sheep fencing, but was often used to fix structural or mechanical issues. It has become a greater symbol for New Zealanders’ resourcefulness in problem-solving.
While many stops along the two-week tour highlighted innovation, seeing the Future Orchard Production System (FOPS) in one of T&G Global’s commercial orchards was quite a sight to see. EnzaFruit Products Inc. is the U.S. Subsidiary for T&G Global.