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Biosecurity restrictions lifted in Devonport and Otara

Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburbs of Devonport and Otara are being lifted after no further fruit flies have been found there.

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New pest to look out for

The granulate ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus crassiusculus – a new to New Zealand ambrosia beetle, has been found in Auckland during high risk site surveillance.

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2019 Conference looking sensational

The guide to our conference sponsorship and exhibition opportunities has just been published.

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NZ market weekly update

The end of season is going out on a high with good quality late fruit still available and plenty of plums around for preserving.

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Can you tell a Queensland fruit fly from an Oriental fruit fly?

Fact sheets on summerfruit’s most unwanted pests and diseases are now available on the website in the Biosecurity section here.

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Nzsummer series apricots take centre stage in Hawkes Bay

Phil Collins wasn’t the only star in Hawkes Bay last week. The new apricot varieties – Nzsummer2 and Nzsummer3 attracted a good crowd of growers and other industry participants at...

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Update on OPI

Offshore Pre-shipment Inspection (OPI) will be finishing early this season due to a significant reduction in the amount of product being presented for inspection to the Australian market.

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ICPR for Myanmar

Following notification from Myanmar’s National Plant Protection Organisation allowing access to New Zealand fresh cherries (Prunus avium) at the end of last year, MPI has now updated and published the...

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Horticulture NZ Scholarships 2019

Every year Horticulture New Zealand offers scholarships that are open to New Zealand students and trainees who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry and are undergoing...

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Most unwanted poster published

Summerfruit's most unwanted pests and diseases feature on a poster recently sent out to help people identify these nasties that lurk beyond New Zealand's borders.

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