News

Overwhelming support for summerfruit Commodity Levy renewal

We are pleased to announce the successful outcome of our recent Commodity Levy referendum. Summerfruit growers have voted overwhelmingly in support of renewing the summerfruit Commodity Levy.

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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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Export to Australia – important updates

There will be no OPI inspector in Central Otago this season, and the programme is coming to an end in April 2020.

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Inspection pad check

Now is a good time for export packhouses to check their stocks of inspection pads.

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Observations from the field

The warm to hot conditions have prompted me to think about the PET (potential evapotranspiration) situation.

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Summerfruit NZ signs Biosecurity Business Pledge

Summerfruit NZ has signed the Biosecurity Business Pledge as a support organisation under the ‘This Is Us – Biosecurity 2025’ programme.

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One week left to get your budwood orders in

The Apricot Co Interim Board (ACIB) is excited to advise that these three new apricot varieties (Nzsummer2, Nzsummer3 and Nzsummer4) have now reached the commercialisation stage and are ready for release.

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Observations from the field – Carpophilus beetle

During a recent visit to a Hawkes Bay summerfruit orchard (29 Oct), I was alerted to the presence of significant numbers of Carpophilus beetles in the traps (as shown below)...

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Comments on the Hawkes Bay hail event and fruit to market

An event of the scale and earliness of the 1 October Hawkes Bay hail event has not been witnessed before, therefore we have no real idea of what the impact...

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Thoughts from the field for Hawkes Bay growers

I have been talking to a few people over the last couple of weeks following the hail event and now 100 odd mm of rain.

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