Upskilling your biosecurity knowledge

In response to the skill needs identified in Biosecurity 2025, the Biosecurity micro-credential programme was developed for managers in agribusinesses responsible for knowing the biosecurity risks, and having systems and processes in place to mitigate them. The development of this educational material involved Primary ITO, MPI and industry groups. In March this year, Summerfruit NZ helped organise a pilot micro-credential course for summerfruit growers in Alexandra.

The industry is now working on a sustainable future roll-out of this programme across the sector. In the meantime, Primary ITO, as part of their efforts to support the biosecurity micro-credentials, has produced the following videos outlining biosecurity best practice in both farm and orchard operations.

By taking these ideas on board, we can strengthen our ability to protect our industry.


Biosecurity best practice on the orchard videos


Biosecurity manual

We're currently working on a new online publication to help you protect your orchard from the introduction and spread of exotic organisms. As soon as it is published we will let you know via Prunings.


Our strategy

Biosecurity strategy 2018

To download a copy of the strategy, please click here