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Covid-19 Guidance for summerfruit growers

Please see the Ministry for Primary Industries guidance for the horticulture industry on operating under Covid-19, via the HortNZ link here.

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Update from Richard Palmer

Here's the latest news for members of Summerfruit NZ.

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Changes to Thailand's residue testing guidelines

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued their revised guidelines to test imported fresh produce for pesticide residues.

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Free trades training – what you need to know to get involved

Primary ITO's chief executive, Nigel Philpott, explains how the Government's new training scheme could work for you.

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Working to attract workers in Central

Southern Horticulture Careers Progression Manager, Chelsea Donnelly, has provided Summerfruit NZ with an update on her work in Central Otago to attract workers in to the area and summerfruit sector.

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MRL and PHI charts for 2020-21 season now available

The seasonally refreshed charts for each crop type – apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum and a combined NZ market chart, can be found by members on the secure portal under...

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New weather & disease tool for mobile growers

The launch of a new tool for summerfruit growers may help orchardists spend a little less time in the office.

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Summerfruit NZ in the media

Following Richard Mills' article Will less be more for the coming export cherry season? in Prunings last week, Radio NZ interviewed interim chief executive Richard Palmer and heard his take...

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MPI export information request

Some of you may have received an email from HortNZ requesting information on summerfruit exports to China. Unfortunately this email was sent in error and HortNZ has apologised for this misunderstanding.

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Summerfruit Levy Order renewed

The Government has approved Summerfruit NZ's Levy Order application in time before the new season begins.

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