Our Hawkes Bay team specialise in horticultural consultancy, research, calibration, irrigation and pest and disease monitoring for pipfruit, summerfruit, kiwifruit and grapes
B.Hort.Sci (1980) Lincoln University
Certificate in Sustainable Nutrient Management in NZ Agriculture (2013)
Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, Level 5 (2016)
My main focus and passion is the management of crop and canopy for maximum performance and profitability. My background in commercial horticulture, research and consultancy helps me to provide expertise across a broad range of horticultural subjects.
B.Bus (marketing)/B.Econ (2001), The Academy of National Economy, Russian Federation
NZ Certificate in Sustainable Horticulture, Level 3 (2016), EIT
I am very passionate about all living plants and trees, and love spending time in orchards and vineyards observing constant changes in the field. I have a varied role at Fruition that extends across the provision of technical services to our clients, research, lab work and design.
B.Sc Enviro Sc & Phys Geog (2001) Massey University
Focus on soil moisture level monitoring and crop water use, throughout the season, to provide advice on irrigation timings, quantities and durations. Utilizing neutron probe, diviner and Sentek continuous soil moisture monitoring technology.
Certs in Hort, Hort Management & Organic Hort EIT (1991-2003)
Certs in Adult Education & Training ( 2004 ) and Adult Literacy and Numeracy (2012)
My key interest is pest and disease management however my role includes a wide variety of other areas including research, training, auditing and group facilitation.
Registered Chemical Applicator (2002) (C-618918-00)
National Certificate in Chem Application (2004)
Registered Calibrator (2018) (C-618918-00)
Born and bred in the pipfruit and stonefruit industry. After 20yrs of being self-employed as a Spraying contractor, I now lead the GrowSafe training division for Fruition. My main focus is on delivering courses from Basic to Advanced GrowSafe as well as growing the training to Certified Handler and RCA Assessor. As a contractor I know the importance of the best chemical application practices.
National Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (A – Grade) (2002)
John Deere Precision Ag Specialist (2014-2018)
My main focus at Fruition is orchard and vineyard sprayer calibration, matching sprayer setups to the crop canopy being sprayed. I also help out with irrigation services during the season. My previous experience with John Deere as a Technician and a Precision Ag Specialist enables me to provide a complete calibration service.
My role at Fruition is to work within Technical Services as part of the Pest and Disease team. Having grown up around the horticulture industry I have a background working in: orchard, packhouse and vineyard roles. I am passionate about pest and disease and hope to learn a lot within my role and to develop my skills and knowledge.
Our Bay of Plenty team specialise in horticultural consultancy, industry analysis, training and irrigation services for kiwifruit and avocados
B.Hort.Sci (1988) Massey University
Diploma in Business and Administration (Management)
National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (2013)
I love working with clients to make them more successful, on their terms. I also really enjoy tutoring and group facilitation on projects as well as leading our Tauranga team.
B.Hort.Sci (Hons) (1986) Massey University
National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (2016)
Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management (2011) Massey University
I enjoy working with growers providing advice, fertiliser programmes, strategic advice and property assessments. I also focus on financial and industry analysis, insurance/expert witness projects. I tutor papers for the Lincoln University Diploma and other horticultural programmes.
B.Hort.Sci (1987) Lincoln University
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (2000)
National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (2016)
My main focus is on promoting our training programmes. I also enjoy tutoring Lincoln, and other horticultural programmes while managing the academic aspects of our training business.
I am an experienced programme coordinator with 15 years experience in vocational and tertiary education. My passion is to enable rangatahi (youth) and their whānau (family) to grow, thrive and cultivate. And through He Tūranga Mō Te Mahi, our training programme, we can achieve this.
Bachelor of Teaching (2005), University of Waikato
It is a real privilege to be in the role of managing the Vakameasina Programme, which provides literacy, numeracy, financial and life skills education for seasonal horticulture workers from a range of Pacific nations. I enjoy working with our amazing team of coordinators, tutors and students across New Zealand to develop educational and social outcomes for people of the Pacific, and our horticultural industry.
BSc Hons (2018) University of Auckland
Coming from a science background, I came into the horticultural industry as I wanted to work in the Bay of Plenty. I focus on helping clients with the vine monitoring, technical services and data analysis. I also enjoy working on horticultural feasibility projects and due diligence work.
Our Nelson team specialise in horticultural consultancy, training, research, irrigation and pest and disease services for pipfruit, grapes, summerfruit and hops
M.Hort.Sci (1996) Massey University
B.Hort (1993) Massey University
I really enjoy meeting with owners, analysing physical and financial performance to meet their business goals. My main projects have included financial modelling, business planning, irrigation scheduling, training and research.
Diploma in Field Tech (1986) Lincoln University
NCH in Vegetable Production (1985) RNZIH
Cert. Nutrient Management (2011) Massey University
Cert. Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management (2012) Massey Universality
Certified Nutrient Management Adviser
I have a wide background in many types of horticultural and agricultural crops. I get a lot of satisfaction using my extensive field research skills to maximise field trial design and implementation, and effective communication of those findings to the client. I also thoroughly enjoy tutoring horticulture students which is an important part of what we do.
BCA/BSc (Hons) Accountancy & Geology, Victoria University of Wellington (2000)
NZ Certificate in Horticulture, Level 3 (2017)
I am involved in the provision of technical services to pipfruit, grape and hop growers. I love working on collaborative research projects for innovative growing practices and new technologies. I want to provide growers with simple, informative and easy to understand information, to add value to their decision-making processes.
Our Marlborough team specialises in consultancy, irrigation services and research in wine grapes and other crops
NCH Glasshouse crops and ANCH Commercial Fruit Production (1984 Hadlow, UK) Waitangi Scholar (1994)
I look after Fruition’s services in Marlborough and Canterbury and really enjoy any new challenges with a horticultural aspect that come along. My main focus is soil moisture monitoring and irrigation management plus research projects and financial analysis. My experiences in the management and marketing aspects of commercial horticulture help me provide a wide understanding of our client’s requirements.