Kiwi Pollen NZ first brought the PollenAid wet spraying technology to the kiwifruit industry in New Zealand and the world in 1991. Kiwi Pollen NZ became BioGro certified in 1995 in order to provide access to this technology to organic growers. A BioGro certified PollenAid system was developed especially by kiwifruit pollination pioneer Dr Murray Hopping.
The extended flowering of organic kiwifruit orchards makes targeted wet spaying a highly suitable method for applying pollen and achieving better fruit size and high dry matter.
The owners of Kiwi Pollen NZ, Graeme Crawshaw and Jill Hamlyn, have themselves been growing organic kiwifruit in Te Puke since 1991, and certified by BioGro (BioGro # 549) since 1994. Kiwi Pollen currently has a male only orchard for pollen supply in conversion, due to be fully certified by 2016.
BioGro certification of Kiwi Pollen NZ products means pollen can be used by growers to increase profitability while maintaining full access to all international markets.
Kiwi Pollen NZ also supplies dry pollen application systems for use of BioGro certified Pure Pollen.