Horticulture Industry Experience

Horticulture Industry Experience

Rupex Growtech Ltd is a locally owned and operated horticulture production and supply company. Established in 1998 and based in Pukekohe, a major vegetable producing area of New Zealand, Rupex has emerged as a leading supplier of vegetable planting material to the commercial growers in the Auckland region. Currently, our company’s main areas of activity are,

 

Vegetable planting material

  • Crop planning: Preparing ‘sow-transplant-harvest’ schedule for year-round continuous production to cater to the supply chain commitments of the commercial growers.
  • Procuring high quality seed for locally adapted and high performing/stable varieties.
  • Producing and supplying plug plants to commercial growers on a contractual basis
  • Collecting field and market feedback and integrating it into future crop planning.
  • Adaptive research to identify suitable varieties for the evolving production and market requirements.

For the last 15 years we have been successfully servicing the greens supply chain with high quality and timely delivered plug plants for outdoor and glass house crops.

Cut Flowers

In 2008, we set up a Cymbidium orchid production unit for cut flower production. Since, the Cymbidium unit has been producing and supplying high quality orchids for competitive export markets like the USA, Japan, and Middle East etc.

In service Training

Under the aegis of then NZITO (now Primary ITO), we train and assess staff members, for unit standards leading to the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 4 (advance).

Technology Transfer

‘The Grower‘ magazine, an official HortNZ publication has been publishing our work/experience on various aspects of crop production which mainly focuses on the use of right varieties, disease-pest management and greenhouses production etc.