Two industry stakeholder days were held last week in Central Otago and Hawkes Bay to discuss Sensational Summerfruit. Our thanks to everyone who came along to those meetings.
Summerfruit NZ continues to advocate strongly on behalf of the industry for strict biosecurity border controls.
Summerfruit are sensational and represent a delicate balance of nature, experience, work and maybe a pinch of luck.
Our biggest ever issue is jam-packed with a diverse range of features including more details on our conference in Queenstown.
Biosecurity New Zealand has reintroduced controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburb of Northcote following the detection of a further Queensland fruit fly.
There are a number of events over the next two months that you need to be aware of.
At the end of last season, Summerfruit NZ encouraged growers to sample some fruit and send it away for resistance testing.
The granulate ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus crassiusculus – a new to New Zealand ambrosia beetle, has been found in Auckland during high risk site surveillance.
The guide to our conference sponsorship and exhibition opportunities has just been published.
The end of season is going out on a high with good quality late fruit still available and plenty of plums around for preserving.