News

Plant import pathway restored and facility reapproved

After carrying out an extensive review, the Ministry for Primary Industries has issued the IHS: Prunus plants for planting as final, dated 23 January 2020.

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Nzsummer series budwood orders extended

For those growers planning to attend the Nzsummer series field walks in the coming weeks; there is an opportunity to place a late order for Nzsummer budwood.

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NZ market weekly update

Welcome to Summerfruit NZ's weekly market updates for the 2019-20 season.

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Compliance Based Intervention Scheme

In light of the upcoming apricot export season to Australia here is a reminder of how to increase your chances of success during the CBIS inspections currently implemented in Australia...

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Korean inspector visits Central Otago

Last week Dr Kyu-Ock Yim from Korea's Department of Plant Quarantine, made her official visit to New Zealand to inspect Central Otago cherry exports to Korea.

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RMD pest identification available in Clyde

Plant & Food Research (PFR) and MPI are offering remote microscope diagnostics (RMD) pest identification in Clyde, this season.

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Happy new year to you and your families

As I swapped a drizzly Nelson morning for the overcast skies of Wellington today, I reflected on the challenges that nature provides us in the horticulture industry – for this...

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Research for 2020

Jack Hughes, our new research and development manager, has provided a brief summary of the R&D projects we will be working on with Plant & Food Research during the year.

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Farewell from Marie

I hope you all had a great Christmas and managed to get a little time off to spend with family and friends over the busiest time of the season.

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Audit of Summerfruit NZ's residue monitoring scheme

The Residue Management Programme (RMP) operated by Summerfruit NZ was recently assessed by SGS and found to be compliant with Global GAP’s new requirement for assessment of third-party residue monitoring providers.

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