Levy Vote Consultation
PNZ Inc is undertaking a Levy Referendum consultation process. We have conducted a series of grower meetings in both the South Island and the North Island in March. A final meeting is planned tomorrow:
Wednesday 4 April
IBIS Styles 15 Tay Street
It is important for us to hear from Growers and Members during this process and we urge you to attend the meeting or make contact with us directly to hear your views. Please phone us on 0800 399 674 if you have any questions about any details in this newsletter.
Levy Consultation Meetings Held in March
Levy consultation meetings have been held in March which provided an opportunity for growers to meet the CEO and board members and discuss relevant issues. Attendance reached 44% of the levy Vote. Feedback has been positive and the industry appears in good shape. Feedback has been received on issues and the CEO will be reporting back to the Board of PNZ Inc.
Levy Consultation & 2018 Strategy and Business Plan Mail Out
PNZ has prepared a Levy Consultation Document highlighting 30 key achievements over the last 5 years of the Growers’ Levy. Click here to download. We have also updated the 2018 Strategy and Business Plan. Click here to download. All members should have received a copy in the mail. Please phone us on 0800 399 674 if you haven’t received physical copies.
Text Alerts – Positive Response
Text alerts were used to notify growers regarding the date, time and location of the meeting in their region. Feedback has been very positive and this form of communication will continue to be used. If you are not receiving text alerts please ring us on 0800 399 674 and we will make sure you are included. If you do not wish to receive these alerts, just reply to the message with STOP, and you will be permanently removed from the list.
Seed Potato Growers Meeting – 11th April 3-5pm Ashburton Hotel
We welcome the attendance of all potato growers to a Seed Potato Growers Meeting on the 11th of April 3 – 5.00 pm at the Ashburton Hotel following the conclusion of the Seed Authority Meeting. Click here for more info. We will have John Fletcher as a guest speaker from Plant & Food discussing the results from the Seed Potato Virus Survey. The agenda for the growers meeting is:
- Potato Seed Virus survey results and farewell to John Fletcher;
- Tuber transmission of Liberibacter;
- Grower feedback on the season and operation of the scheme;
- Proposed rule changes for the 2018-19 season;
- Refreshments to follow.
R&D Update – Tuber Transmission of Candidatus Liberibacter
The Seed Authority commissioned Plant & Food Research to undertake a literature survey on tuber transmission of Candidatus Liberibacter (CLso) and what happens to CLso infection and Zebra Chip symptoms in tubers while in storage. Click here to read.
Research & Development Projects Online Archive
PNZ has archived all historical Research & Development projects on the website for you to browse. Please use our Library to either search or browse for relevant research projects funded by PNZ. Click here for more information.
Remember all current and previous exports stats are available on the PNZ website. We post these each week for Fresh and monthly for Processed Exports.
- Fresh potato export report week 13, 2018
- Fresh potato export report week 12, 2018
- Fresh potato export report week 11, 2018
- Fresh potato export report week 10, 2018
- Processed potato export summary – February 2018
- Processed potato export summary – January 2018
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