If you wish to take two Maturity Areas (MA) and create them as one (i.e. make one MA larger) then you can use the Merge function to achieve this.

Maturity Areas can only be managed from within an individual property, learn how to navigate to a property here.

Merge Maturity Area

Zespri’s rules for Maturity areas are as follows:

  • Same Variety, Grow Method and Covered Status

  • 4 hectares (ha) max

  • 1st year producing block can only be combined with an existing producing block if the 1st year block is <10% of the total area of the MA

If a Maturity Area is created that is >4ha or has >10% 1st year producing combined with existing producing, dispensation needs to be requested. Landkind will highlight this for you and mark in the dispensation column to ensure the request is sent when the Maturity Areas are uploaded for registration in the MCS.

  1. Select the Maturity Areas workflow from the sidebar

  2. Select the Maturity Area that you want to add to (by merging with another MA)

  3. Select the context menu (three dots in right hand corner)

  4. Select Merge Maturity Area

  5. Select the Maturity Area that should be combined with the existing Maturity Area

    1. Landkind will prompt you if the new combination of blocks no longer meet Zespri’s business rules or if dispensation is now required

  6. Click Confirm merge details

  7. Update the Maturity Area details as required

  8. Click Save maturity area to confirm or Cancel to delete changes

Maturity Area details will persist based on original Maturity Area selection, so ensure you start the merge process by selecting the Maturity Area you want to enlarge.

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