Hazel Trex is a genetic testing kit, that empowers growers with greater visibility into their crops' maturation timeline and more control over the budbreak process. Working with Hazel team, Kiwi producers who use Hazel Trex increase yield by a target 15 percent. Hazel Trex also works for apples, by helping confirm a crops' organic or inorganic status.
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Use Hazel Trex for kiwi to increase yield by a target 15 percent.
Hazel Trex allows you to verify that 1-MCP was properly applied to stored apples.
Hazel Trex technology will effect a true paradigm shift in kiwifruit orchard management, as it employs the latest genetic sequencing technology to ensure accurate forecasting. Given the depth of our co-operative’s technical kiwifruit expertise we are well placed to distribute this technology to the New Zealand kiwifruit industry in 2020 and beyond.
We are pleased to have the Hazel Trex test available to Zespri growers this season. Through Zespri Innovation trials, we have demonstrated that this technology can be used to optimize orchard practices to improve budbreak and flowering results. We believe growers can use this technology to optimize the timing of budbreak enhancers, therefore improving the performance of their orchards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to provide tools or material to conduct the testing?
No. We provide a Hazel Trex Kit, which includes everything you need to conduct the testing. Inside the Kit you will find and easy to follow instruction guide and the sample tools. There is no need for previous training to use.
Who conducts the Hazel Trex testing?
We work with third party laboratory to conduct PCR testing on the samples provided. They receive the data and conduct PCR testing on the samples provided by our customers. After this process, we provide easy and fast feedback via e-mail.
What crops and varieties are supported by Hazel Trex?
Hazel Trex’s Technology works as a preharvest support for budbreak enhancement for kiwifruit (G3 and Hayward varieties).
When applied to apples (Fuji, Jonagold, Gala, Granny Smith, Elstar, Pink Lady, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious), Hazel’s Trex works as a postharvest tool and can accurately determine whether 1-MCP was applied to stored fruit (even after 9 months of storage).
Do you offer samples?
Yes, we do. But first, we'd need to learn a bit more about your specific needs and supply chain. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, we'll talk, and send some out to you.