|Date||Friday 27 June 2014|
Coaches will depart from the Viaduct Events Centre sharply at 0730 hours
|0730||Depart Viaduct Events Centre|
Compac Sorting Equipment, Onehunga (includes coffee and light breakfast)
‘Pulling Back The Curtain’ To reveal Prototypes and Innovation not yet to market.
Demonstration & show room visit with an Interactive approach.
Technical Advice Presentation.
Sorting equipment reveal – First to market technology
Snap Fresh growing operation, Rangiriri West
Review Innovation used to plant and harvest Micro Greens / Baby Lettuce / Vital Vegetables.
Winter home block in peat soil
Baby carrots ‘Imperator’ variety.
1 hectare green house with rocket
Fancy and baby lettuce for processing.
Understand the complexities with growing and harvesting these specialised processing lines
Presentations / production / Innovation in the business
Presentations from Key business principal Chris Butler GM of Farming
South Pacific Seeds warehouse and seed treatment facility, Pukekohe (includes lunch, refreshments, tea and coffee)
Presentations / innovation in the business
Presentation on seed treatment
Review new innovation with seed products
During lunch presentations from Key business principals Charlotte Connoley
Wilcox pack house and farm, Pukekohe
Wilcox tour to include the pack house operation and field visits
Presentations pack house / production / Innovation in the business from key business principals
Plant and Food Research, Sandringham
General overview of Plant & Food
Split in to three groups and tour through Postharvest facility and Sensory lab
|1830||Arrive back at Viaduct Events Centre|