Manuka – what potential?
Global demand for high-value manuka products is ever-increasing. New Zealand’s marginal land-owners are uniquely placed to take advantage of this.
Options landowners can consider include:
- encouraging natural regeneration of manuka
- planting marginal grazing land
- planting to enrich land already reverting to manuka cover
- planting cut-over forest land.
Developing a sustainable venture based on manuka is not necessarily straightforward. For example, manuka is a pioneer crop, and can be relatively short-lived. Its economic potential depends to a certain extent on its UMF level; this varies between NZ regions.
We can help you review the practical and economic aspects of developing a manuka venture.
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