Technical and Innovation

As a Seeka supplying grower, you are supported by a dedicated team that works to optimise orchard value and returns. Our technical team brings the latest industry developments and reporting on scientific trials to provide you with actionable insights to use on your orchard for successful avocado and kiwifruit production.

Ethan England, Kiwifruit Technical Officer and Jonathan Dixon, Avocado Technical Officer lead our technical team.

Originally from Taranaki, Ethan worked on both dry-stock and dairy grazing farms before completing a Degree in agri-science, majoring in horticulture. Ethan worked at Seeka Aongatete for seven years before the integration and held a range of roles, including developing fertiliser and crop protection programs, pest and disease monitoring, pollination, maturity and post-harvest operations of the sizers, NIR and InVision grading technologies.

Jonathan graduated with degrees in horticultural science from Massey University initially focusing on apples and then a broad range of other horticultural crops. He has managed large technical programmes and had extensive experience in working with technical experts in the plant sciences.

Ethan and Jonathan are supported by Vonda Windley, Research and Technical Manager and Kate Tomingas, Technical Assistant. The technical team are based at Seeka Huka Pak, Mount Maunganui.

For more information contact Ethan England on 021 0215 7062 or email or Jonathan Dixon on 021 920 247 or email

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