19 Nov 2012

Viticulturist judged Young Horticulturist of Year

9:55 am on 19 November 2012

A viticulturist from Wairarapa has won the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition.

Braden Crosby also took second place in the Agmardt Innovation Award.

His entry was a frost windmill blade system that can also be used for generating electricity.

Mr Crosby took away more than $11,000 worth of prizes from the awards held in Auckland.

The runner-up was Andrew Scott, who works on a mixed cropping and potato farm near Ashburton.

He won the Innovation Award with a project that takes undersized potatoes and processes them into dried flakes.