HortPlus.comHigher profitability, better control, more peace of mind through Decision Support.
Your source for horticultural decision support and management tools for higher profitability, better control and more peace of mind.
The HortPlusTM brand symbolises high quality computer-based solutions for the horticultural industries. Our products and services are targeted at individual and corporate growers who want to improve quality, manage risk, and improve profitability.
We pride ourselves in providing the best and latest computer-based solutions for growers and the horticultural industry as a whole to help you make informed decisions related to growing your crop.
If you have any further questions about any of the products listed here, please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist you.
HortPlus is a small company based in the sunny Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand. We are New Zealand's leading supplier of horticultural management software. We distribute software internationally from a range of companies targeting improved disease management, crop management, harvest management, and quality improvement systems. And have been doing so for over a decade.
From the late-1980's HortResearch pioneered world leading orchard management software with the Orchard 2000 suite of decision support tools. From the mid-90's the marketing, support, and software development behind Orchard 2000 was increasingly moved outside of HortResearch to enable HortResearch to focus on the science behind the decision support tools. This process has been finalised with the establishment of HortPlus.
Our core business revolves around our well established and constantly expanding national weather station network, covering most of the horticultural regions of New Zealand. HortPlus has a strong alliance with Plant & Food Research (formally HortResearch), New Zealand's leading horticultural research provider. Over the past few years we have been getting more involved in horticultural research projects with them from different sectors like SFF, FRST and FAR. You might be surprised to find our logo on a number of available horticultural tools and research papers.
HortPlus products and services are designed to provide growers improved access to information to help interprete and integrate information all with the purpose of:
Just some of the products and services that HortPlus provides:
Increasingly clients are drawn to our products because of the increasing complexity of growing horticultural crops to specification, and to meet market demand for information on growing systems and conditions.
Growers can survive without HortPlus products and services; but interestingly, even in the toughest of years our clients continue to come back to us for more! Like buying your first microwave, you will wonder how you ever managed without it!
We also have a lot of experience in managing large datasets like weather data, spray diary data, trapping data, etc. This includes making the data available through either computer-based software or online websites, and also creating dynamic and powerful analysis tools to help you summarise the data.
Manage risk, improve quality, save money, improve efficiency, and improve accuracy. These are just some of the reasons we get for using HortPlus products.
HortPlus currently comprises of three people, Andrew, Lesley and Mike. Andrew and Lesley are the founders of the company and Mike come on board in 2005. Also available is Andrew Hodson's CV.
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We have clients from here in New Zealand and all over the world, Australia, India, South Africa, Greece, Italy, USA, Canada, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Israel.
Some of our clients include: