PNZ continue to work alongside Biosecurity NZ on the PMTV response. All updates are posted on our website. The last update was collated by Biosecurity NZ on the 2nd November 2018.
Our NMNP November Means New Potatoes 2018 event was a sassy success. Photos are up on our website now and downloadable.
PNZ held a Biosecurity Readiness Training Workshop at Plant and Food, Lincoln on the 27th November and covered all the usual Potato Pests and Diseases, including PMTV, as outlined in our revised 2018 Handbook.
As the year draws to an end, make your plans to attend 2019 conferences and forums. The Horticulture NZ conference and Potatoes NZ Conference, are definitely two to put in your calendars now.
PNZ Conference dates are 13th, 14th & 15th August 2019 in Christchurch. For further details, keep an eye on our events listing page.
The World Health Promotion Conference is being held in Rotorua next year, with an interesting speaker, Dr Sima Barmania of Malaysia, hoping to pilot a schools programme called Potatoes for Peace.
Contact Gemma using our contact form if you are interested in contributing directly to this programme in the future.
Research and Development
Check out Niki Bezzant’s latest blog with recipe ideas, inspired by NZ new potatoes. Blogpost.
Hort NZ have appointed a new Biosecurity Manager. Read a little about Anna Rathé here.
In the media
Safer fries? The latest Norwegian R & D.
Sustainable packaging technology advances.
New potato inspired recipe ideas.
NMNP spotlighted. Let’s make this a signature event for our industry.
Opinion piece on ministry’s new Biosecurity 2025 plan.
R & D soil borne diseases.
Psyllid research projects progress.
International Market Updates
It’s been a wet-weather harvest period for Canada. See the story here.
European harvest yields down due to climatic conditions.
Changing cultivation techniques in Japan.
How will BREXIT affect the British seed potato industry?
Exporter News and Statistics
Market Access & PNZ sent this recent update to exporters, as a timely reminder around phytosanitary expectations.
Exporter registrations are now up on the MPI website. We are accepting some late payments, so please check you have done your admin.
Latest export statistics.
Fresh potato exports weeks 44-46
Fresh potato exports weeks 41-43
Fresh potato export reports week 35-40, 2018
Fresh potato export report week 34, 2018
Fresh potato export report week 33, 2018
Fresh potato export report week 32, 2018
Fresh potato export report week 31, 2018
Processed potato export October 2018
Processed potato export September 2018
Processed potato export August 2018
Processed potato export July 2018
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