'When we saw the first fertiliser recommendation, our initial thought was there wasn’t enough fertiliser to apply! Not the case. Our plants handled the crop load just as well as they had in previous years. We introduced a regular application of certified compost to supplement the fertiliser programme and within three years our Taste Zespri Grade (dry matter percentage) results were significantly higher than the industry average in our Hayward variety. We are also appreciative of using a lower nitrogen input system.'
John and Lynette McKain