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If you’re looking for a better way to pollinate your kiwifruit next season, Pollensmart is the answer. Pollensmart is a tow-behind trailer-like machine that pollinates your kiwifruit when it works best with you. Pollensmart user Michael Shanley say...

September 13, 2017

A Tauranga kiwifruit orchardist has one less challenge on his plate this spring by using the PollenSmart artificial pollination machine for the second consecutive season.


Derek Griffin grows 2ha of gold and 2ha of green kiwifruit at Tauriko, near Tau...

September 4, 2017

Whakatane kiwifruit orchardist Steve Rabbits attributes the PollenSmart artificial pollinator to helping him get through a particularly hard kiwifruit season, after Psa-V hit his orchard three years ago. “We had just grafted over to Chieftain male ki...

August 14, 2017

New Zealand horticultural icon T&G (originally Turners and Growers) has completed an on-orchard pollination trial using the PollenSmart artificial pollinator, with exciting results.
The PollenSmart, designed and engineered by Whakatane agricultural e...

June 6, 2017

When Cook saw the PollenSmart artificial pollinator advertised in early 2016, and purchased a unit from the first factory run in spring that year, he was hopeful the unit would allow him the flexibility required to reach perfect pollination.

June 1, 2017

An exciting period of growth has led to the Wrangler team extending their exhibition space to a massive triple site – 33mx18m and located at G33, 35 and 37 - adjacent to the newly located Lifestyle Pavilion at Gate 2.

The innovation promising to save kiwifruit orchardists time and money in wasted pollen and sub-optimal fruit is celebrating a year of success since it was awarded the prestigious Launch NZ Innovation Award.

The PollenSmart, dreamt up by kiwifruit orch...

October 5, 2016

The Whakatane business won the Excellence in Medium Business award, and were joint winners of the Excellence in Innovation award.  This comes just months after winning the top Innovation Award at Fieldays with their latest product invention, Pollensm...

June 20, 2016

The artificial pollinator is the brainchild of orchardist David Horwood of Kutarere near Opotiki, who was unsatisfied by other methods of pollination. The concept and production has been done by managing director of The Wrangler Wilco Klein-Ovink. &...

A pollination device that has the potential to significantly lift orchardgate returns for the kiwifruit industry has won the Launch NZ Innovation award at this year's Fieldays. The award, for products being launched on the market by small- to med...

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