Expertise, equipment, and advice for all your needs – from orchard establishment to harvest
Avoworks services growers from the Bay of Plenty to the Far North taking care of all your avocado orchard requirements and offering advice and assistance to help you manage your orchard to its potential.
We are part of Darling Group – an integrated horticulture company involved along the avocado supply chain from growing to exporting and everything in between. Being part of this network gives us access to a wide pool of expertise and information regarding market dynamics and packing which is vital to making decisions about your picking and orchard strategies.
Nathan Darling – General Manager
Nathan is passionate about the avocado industry and about growers seeing results. He has a strong rural background underpinned by a Bachelor of Agriculture from Lincoln University. Prior to turning his skills to horticulture in 2017, he managed a sheep and beef farm in King Country. With Avoworks, Nathan successfully manages avocado and kiwifruit orchards and has managed the development of a number of large scale avocado orchards from green fields.
Outside of avocado orchard management you can find Nathan enjoying the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Cameron Byrom – Operations Manager
Cameron loves avocados and supporting avocado growers to improve their efficiencies and production to maximise OGR. His enthusiasm is backed up by a Bachelor of Agri. Science from Lincoln University as well as previous experience on large farms in New Zealand including a role as 2IC on a dairy farm. Cameron has always based his studies around the primary industry, combining science and practical aspects and has enjoyed working outside handling stock and now plant-based production systems. Cameron is motivated by the challenge of biennial bearing and orchard profitability and believes in a focus on smaller trees, increased intensification, and continual development of technology to reduce orchard costs.
Alice Gordon – Compliance Advisor and Administrator
As Avoworks compliance advisor, Alice overlooks our water, soil and leaf sampling and spray diaries. Alice is also our health and safety systems coordinator.
Wendy Holwerda – Orchard Manager
Wendy has a wealth of experience across a number of crops, specifically as a harvest manager in berries. Her practical abilities are underpinned by a level 3 Horticulture qualification. She is also a previous owner/operator of a Kiwifruit orchard so personally understands the challenges and needs of growers. Her role involves working with and managing seasonal worker for Avoworks and she has a heavy involvement in a blueberry development managed by Avoworks in Ngatea.
Wendy is passionate about keeping her orchards producing at their premium through being healthy and pest free.
Ian Newmarch – Orchard Manager
Ian has transferred his experience in the sugar cane industry and a mechanical background to the management of Avoworks’ orchards in the Bay of Plenty as well as managing their workshop, ensuring that Avowork’s equipment is well maintained and able to perform efficiently. On the orchard, he is passionate about better crop production through excellent orchard management.
Specialised, trained work crew made up of seasoned experts and fresh graduates – offering you a full range of avocado orchard services.
Do you enjoy your orchard investment but can’t commit to all of the day-to-day duties of maintaining a commercial avocado orchard? Let the experts help you! With multiple options available…
We can help you from inception to planting – assessing site choice, planning your layout, financial modelling, site preparation, planting, protection, irrigation, and advice for the care of your young trees.
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