Working alongside growers, industry and government organisations to provide independent, qualified advice and analysis.
Our main focus for orchard consultancy is on increasing fruit value as this is the key driver of business profitability. We work alongside business owners and managers and use the latest thinking and technology to optimise crop and canopy management.
Each enterprise is different. Personalised analysis of business performance helps answer strategic questions like:
We work with clients on a range of subjects from technical and financial performance to more personal issues like business management and succession.
Industry analysis is a service provided to national and local government, industry organisations and marketers. Using data often collected from surveys and group facilitation, we analyse and report on industry change and development.
Successful MPI reports include:
We provide independent assessment of crop loss from adverse climatic events such as hail and frost for insurers. We have completed this for apples, pears, grapes and kiwifruit for either insurers or growers. This includes a systematic process of counting and assessing to specific grade standards as defined by insurance policy standards to allow calculation of both physical and financial loss. This information is used by insurers to determine insurance payouts.
For those considering buying a property, we offer appraisal of a property’s strengths and weaknesses and apply our knowledge of climate, soils and industry to provide comprehensive analysis.
We can prepare development budgets with sensitivity analysis to help clients assess the feasibility of different ventures.
We also appraise the suitability of land for different uses with respect to local body zoning and land use criteria. We contribute expert evidence and peer review for hearings and court procedures.