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CPLI project introduction event

27th October 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Canterbury Psyllid Liberbacter Initiative (CPLI) was formed in August 2021 by like-minded farmers and industry representatives to combat the devastating impact of the Liberibacter (Lso) bacterium causing Zebra chip in potato crops.
You can read about the CPLI project on the PNZ website here.

CPLI wish to invite you to the CPLI Industry meeting and speakers forum.
Date 27th October 7.30pm
Venue Hotel Ashburton
Drinks and finger food provided

Intro: John Jackson
Overview: Scott Clelland
ECAN’s role: Iain Kirkwood
MPI funding: Chris Claridge
Lincoln University Biocontrols: Emiliano Veronesi
Panel Discussion Q&A: CPLI committee

You can read our first newsletter on the PNZ website here or download directly here.

CPLI Committee

  • John Jackson – Chair
  • Richard Redfern – Seed Grower
  • Guy Slater – Process Grower
  • Klye Grey – Process Grower
  • Daniel Lovett – Process Grower
  • Jessica Vereijssen – Plant & Food Research
  • Iain Kirkwood – Potatoes NZ
  • Nicola Loach – Potatoes NZ
  • Roger Blyth – Seed & Field Services
  • Scott Cleland – McCain Foods
  • Gerhard Botha – Talley’s
  • Nigel Rowe-Lucas – KraftHeinz


27th October 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Nicola Loach