Plus Group

The Plus Group of Companies offers a range of uniquely integrated horticultural solutions both domestically and internationally. Its core passion is the long-term sustainability of horticulture delivered to our valued clients through service excellence, experience and innovation.

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GroPlus provides a world class kiwifruit orchard management service that maximises grower returns and delivers to our customers’ service excellence, product superiority and innovation.

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Pollen Plus

Pollen Plus is one of the world's largest suppliers of high quality Male Kiwifruit Pollen and artificial pollination services and solutions. Our products are available internationally and New Zealand wide.

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RoboticsPlus funds and manages development research into Horticulture Robotics from field applications to post harvest solutions. Watch this space, we have some exciting things coming!

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Soil Organic Carbon in Kiwifruit Orchards
Soil Organic Carbon in Kiwifruit Orchards
11 November 2015

Organic carbon, deep within New Zealand soil, holds the potential to protect against the effects of climate change.
By adapting orchard management practices to maximize and enhance soil organic carbon, kiwifruit growers can contribute to the long-term sustainability of the New Zealand kiwifruit industry by ‘growing’ soil. The contribution of soil organic carbon to carbon footprint analysis may also provide potential for growers to ecoverify their production and even to receive carbon credits.

Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) refers to the carbon stored in soil and is critical natural capital stock for primary producers. Photosynthesis converts atmospheric carbon dioxide gas (CO2) to plant material some part of which decomposes into SOC. The ability of soil to sequester carbon provides numerous production benefits and natural advantages to growers. It is the main component of soil humus.

Read the full publication here: Soil Organic Carbon in Kiwifruit Orchards (PDF, 911kb)