Manage Risk & Make Decisions With Peace Of Mind


HortPlus is New Zealand's leading provider of digital decision-support tools for horticultural and agricultural
growers. We directly work with growers and industry bodies to deliver tools that target and identify potential disease risks and weather events, improve growers' spray and irrigation schedules and increase crop returns.

Based in Hawke's Bay, one of the largest growing areas in New Zealand, HortPlus prides itself on providing reliable and scalable solutions to growers and setting the industry-standard with a design-thinking approach.


MetWatch Online.
Your Online Partner for Decision Support for Disease and Weather risks.

MetWatch is New Zealand's most reliable and comprehensive source of weather data for proactive horticultural and crop growers. MetWatch assists and supports decision-making for irrigation, spray planning and frost protection through real-time and historical weather information, MetService forecasts, weather analysis and pest / disease risk modelling.

With over 80 weather stations located in the main growing areas of New Zealand feeding data into a central database, the user-friendly and customisable MetWatch is best-in-class and the premier go-to application for growing managers serious about maximising crop outcomes and satisfying compliance to industry standards.

Being online 24-7 means MetWatch updates are automatic and new tools and models are accessible as soon as they're released. Nothing is stored on your computer, so if anything happens you won't lose your subscription or need to replace your data. You can login from any Internet-connected computer, and you'll only need one subscription for home and office. 


• Accurate estimation of potential disease risks

• Custom configuration unique to your growing operation

• Streamline crop management practices

• Ease of documentation and industry compliance

• Peace-of-mind with the best weather data available

• Conveniently delivered online 24-7

• Foresight for irrigation, spraying and frost protection

• Data and analysis specific to your growing area


• Research-based disease risk models / assessment

• Soil moisture, evapotranspiration, dew points, leaf wetness

• Hourly local forecasts / 10-day regional forecasts

• GDD, chill unit data and online calculators

• Data from 80+ Campbell Scientific weather stations

• Highly detailed hour-by-hour MetService forecasts

• 30+ sub-regional forecasts in key growing areas

• Temperature, rain, wind speed / direction, relative humidity

*To meet industry body requirements such as Integrated Production Programmes and GLOBALG.A.P.


Other Products & Services 

Our Range of Decision Support Tools

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Receive Daily Weather Reports & Forecasts to Make Better Growing Decisions.

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Making the Recording of Agrichemical Spray Applications Easy.

For Mitigation of Adverse Spray Application Effects.

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Record Temperature & Humidity for the Quality & Freshness of your Produce.

HortPlus is available for bespoke development projects: from mapping and irrigation management software in the cloud, to mobile solutions for vineyards. We are available to develop scalable and innovative solutions for your business or organisation.


Phone and Email Support

We pride ourselves on helping our customers use the HortPlus tools to their full potential directly through phone and email support.


Mike Barley

Director / Development Team

Cody Ellingham

LEAD Designer

Lesley Kersey

director / Accounts

Millar Calder

Web Developer, Database ENGINEER

Interested in working for a growing and
exciting Horticultural Tech company in Hawkes Bay?

 HortPlus is Trusted By


• Mr Apple
• BdMax
• Fruitfed Supplies
• Scientact
• Batlow Apples
• GV Crop Protection, Australia
• Batlow Fruitgrowers CO-OP, Australia
• Lenswood Rural, Australia
• Prawn Company of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
• Anglo Indian Trading Company, United Kingdom
• Simplot Australia Pty Ltd, Australia
• Dae-Yung International Co Ltd, Korea

• NZ Wine
• Summerfruit NZ
• Fruition Horticulture
• Agfirst
• Pernod Ricard
• Nobilo
• CJ Pask Winery
• Milton Vineyards & Winery
• Askerne Estate Winery
• Auntsfield Estate Wines
• Cloudy Bay Wines
• The Australian Wine Research, Australia
• Foundation of University Federal of Parana, Brazil

HortPlus is proud to be part of a network of innovative New Zealand companies helping New Zealand growers. 

HortPlus is proud to support Growing industries in New Zealand, including Olives New Zealand.

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