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Newsletter – April 2017 27 April 2017 - This newsletter covers a variety of key initiatives from R&D to Biosecurity to Seed Certification to MRLs to Industry Engagement and Market Updates and reports on world potato trends. Make ...
PNZ Conference 26-27 July 23 May 2017 - Our biennial conference will be held in Pukekohe on 26-27 July, with the Dow AgroSciences Agronomists Forum on the afternoon Tuesday 25th July. ...
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Dickeya solani in NZ 26 April 2017 - Both Pectobacterium atrosepticum and P. carotovorum subsp. carotovorum have previously been isolated from potato tubers with soft rot symptoms in New Zealand. Only Pectobacterium atrosepticum has been shown to cause blackleg. Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. wasabiae has been recorded on potato in New Zealand. Both occur sporadically in New ...
Dickeya solani biosecurity case study – USA 2015 26 April 2017 - In 2014 and 2015, growers in many parts of the eastern United States region started to notice blackleg symptoms in fields. However, careful inspection of plants suggested that this was not typical blackleg, which is a seed issue resulting from contamination with Pectobacterium followed by excessively wet growing ...
Dickeya solani biosecurity case study – Europe 2005 26 April 2017 - Europe 2005 In 2005/2006, a growing number of cases of potato blackleg/top wilt in Northern Europe and Israel were found to be caused by a previously unrecognised Dickeya sp. frequently referred to as Dickeya sp. biovar 3, now known as D. solani. Dickeya solani is a bacterial pathogen ...
Residue compliance information for Potatoes NZ 26 April 2017 - Download Residue Compliance Information book This compliance information is intended to benefit both domestic and export growers by ensuring easily accessible (and current) MRL (maximum residue limit) and WHP (with-holding period) information is available. The compliance information will help reduce the possibility of residue non-compliance due to lack ...
Priority Pests 19 April 2017 - Over the last few years primary industries and  MPI have identified priority pests and diseases - Priority Plant Pests List.   Potato Priority Pest List ARTHROPODS Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decimlineata) Epitrix similaris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Leaf mining flies (Liriomyza sativae, L. bryoniae, L. trifolii; L. huidobrensis; L. nietzkei, L. cepae, Chromatomyia horticola, ...
The arrival of an unwanted pest – the impact on your business.  30 March 2017 - For many growers, the arrival or detection of an unwanted pest such as fruit fly into New Zealand is the stuff of nightmares.  The loss of access to markets, both domestic and export at crucial times of production may very well be catastrophic.  However, growers may not be ...
Early detection – our second line of defence 28 February 2017 -  The main goal under the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) is to keep new pests out of New Zealand. We want to be prepared for any new pests by creating a second line of defence i.e. growers and stakeholders looking for things that are ...

 

 

 

 

 

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