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.
Australia has notified MPI that they have been detecting wheat bug (Nysius huttoni) in fruit exported from New Zealand. Wheat bug is a quarantine pest for Australia, USA and Korea.
Access to Russia remains closed due to the requirement to certify over two seasons that the produce is originated from a Brown rot-free production site.
Knowing your carbon footprint will be a standard requirement at some point in the future. Do you have any idea what your footprint is now and what you might need...
Did you know the new Summerfruit NZ Biosecurity Manual also includes editable templates including a best practice checklist, visitor's register and pest monitoring data sheet.
Summerfruit growers, family members and managers are all encouraged to attend a SummerGreen meeting at Mt Erin Fruit Services this coming Tuesday 15th October, 9am to noon.
Have you seen our newest biosecurity resource for growers?
The ballot paper for the upcoming summerfruit commodity levy renewal is now in the hands of our independent Returning Officer at Electionz.
Venues are now confirmed for the upcoming Employment Agreement Workshops in Central Otago, have you RSVP'd yet?
Thank you to all growers who came to our Round one and Round two consultation meetings. With these meetings now complete, we have reached the end of our consultation phase.