Management Options

Vine management

Ideal for owners who are still in the drivers-seat but who don’t want the drama of having to find and managing staff. You tell us what job you want done and we will source the labour and make sure the job is delivered to a high standard according to your specifications.

The job is overseen by an experienced Orchard Manager – feel free to pick their brains about ways to achieve the desired outcome. We provide an Orchard Supervisor who will be on-site to ensure the job is delivered according to the specifications. We take care of all of compliance issues – labour law and health and safety.

 

full management

Own an orchard and want someone to take care of everything? This is the option for you. An experienced Orchard Manager will come in, develop a plan and execute it. You can be as involved or uninvolved in setting that plan as you like. Want to keep doing some things yourself? Absolutely – we will run through a list of orchard activities and decide what you do and what we do. Common requests are we want to keep mowing the orchard, organise any capital work etc and we are happy to accommodate this. 

Management of the orchard will be overseen by an experienced Orchard Manager and whenever we are doing a job we will provide an Orchard Supervisor who will be on-site to ensure the job is delivered according to the specifications. We take care of all of compliance issues – labour law, health and safety and Global GAP.

Because of our commitment to excellence both on-orchard and in the packhouse we offer a money back guarantee whereby we will refund your management fees if we don’t deliver a better than industry average OGR/ha. This offer applies where we are managing all material tasks (i.e. vine management and agrichemical application) and the orchard isn’t in development or recovery phase.

 

lease

An alternative way to fund a full management of your orchard is to lease the orchard to us. You maintain ownership of the orchard but we assume ownership of the crop. The service provided is as per full management and we are happy to discuss and debate the plan with you but we reserve the right to act as the primary decision maker on annual management plans and we perform all material tasks (i.e. vine management and agrichemical application).

 

CONTACT

If you would like more information on any of these options get in touch with our Apata Grow Manager, Erin Atkinson.

erin.atkinson@apata.co.nz