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Potatoes New Zealand invite you to register early for limited tickets to our 2021 Potato Industry Forums (PIFS) in Ashburton and Pukekohe.
These events are in place of the usual big biennial conference, in order to remain Covid-19 ready and able to operate within pandemic restrictions.
This will be a great opportunity to connect you with the PNZ team, agronomists, researchers and to address the current and future challenges and opportunities for our industry. The PNZ AGM will close the day in Pukekohe.
If your business would like a sponsorship or advertising opportunity please email Trzzn.Pneebyy@cbgngbrfam.pb.am
Be Covid-19 ready and follow all hygiene and safety procedures.
Go to the event website to see the programmes for Pukekohe and Ashburton.
The PNZ AGM will also take place at the end of the day in Pukekohe.
A special highlight will be the visit from Professor Calum Wilson of University Tasmania to talk about Powdery Scab TBC
Ashburton 13th August 2021 from 9am until 4pm with refreshments to end the day and catering throughout.
Pukekohe 19th August 2021 from 9am until 4pm with refreshments to end the day and catering throughout.
REGISTER FOR ONE OR BOTH PIF EVENTS HERE http://potatoesnz2021.nz/
Register now to be guaranteed a limited ticket! Registration includes all catering.
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PNZ COMMS & ENGAGEMENT
PNZ continues to engage with industry at our Grower Insights Meetings. These meetings are listed on our events page and enable growers to let us know what their challenges are, and how we can best support. It’s also an opportunity for a farmer to farmer exchange of ideas and learnings.
Next Grower Insight meeting is in Palmerston North at the Distinction Hotel, 13th July 2021. Details here.
Save the dates!!!
Keep up-to-date with all industry events via our events page here.
Latest PNZ articles this month include Niki Bezzant’s Classic Winter Soup Vlog here and another update on Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project here this month it’s all about the modelling.
Regional Plan Change June 2021 updates can be read in this file or on our website here.
An obituary for former PNZ General manager, Ron Gall will be published in the NZ Grower July Issue and can be read on our website here.
Growers & their levy paying agents
You can now access our Biosecurity Emissions & Levy Information System via our website. Make sure you do so and check the levies against your business name and that all your contact details are correct. If you need help registering to login, please email Nicola Loach.
Please also ensure you have completed your 2020-2021 Direct Sales Levy Form found on our website here.
For your reference the Commodity Levies Order can be read here.
Area planted surveys are imperative for informing industry pandemic recovery plans. Please complete the form you receive in the mail or download one from our website as soon as possible and email it to Nicola Loach.
Export Registration is available on the website here. Please assist us by keeping up-to-date with your Buyer Created Invoices, which can be downloaded here and have been emailed to you as well.PNZ
Pepino Mosaic Virus For some weeks Biosecurity New Zealand and the tomato industry have been investigating the discovery in New Zealand of the pepino mosaic virus (PepMV).The virus was first detected in an Auckland tomato glasshouse operation and has subsequently been found in a handful of tomato production facilities in the wider Auckland region.PepMV is a virus that can cause pepino mosaic disease – predominantly in tomatoes, but potentially in other solanaceous plants including potatoes and eggplants. The tomato sites concerned are under strict hygiene measures required by Biosecurity New Zealand, green waste is being safely disposed of. There have been very few reports globally of significant outbreaks in potato crops.PNZ are not in a biosecurity response but we are observers in the Tomatoes NZ response activities.PNZ is currently investigating the likely impact of this virus on the local potato industry.Early results indicate that the impact of PepMV is variety specific. Further investigations will attempt to determine whether New Zealand grown potato cultivars are likely to be impacted.Keep a close eye on your crops and if you believe you have found signs of PepMV, immediately contact Biosecurity New Zealand through its freephone: 0800 80 99 66.The Biosecurity Fact Sheet on PepMV can be read here and a notice is on our website.Work continues to determine the source of the disease and how widespread the virus is in New Zealand.For further potato information please contact Vnva.Xvexjbbq@cbgngbrfam.pb.am
Tomato Red Spider Mite & Potato Tuber Moth Surveys
Dr Geoff Kaine, Researcher at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is conducting a survey for Tomato Red Spider Mite and would appreciate growers to complete it here before 11th July and one on Potato Tuber Moth which can be completed here.Prior Land Use Warnings
Heinz Watties Ltd have provided us with the list of chemicals which can leave residues affecting potatoes. They advise planting potatoes with a time gap or restriction in soil after the crops and agrichemicals listed. Download the list here or visit our website here.
NZ Seed Potato Certification News
Please visit the NZ Seed Potato Certification pages on our PNZ website to see important recent activities including:
All required forms
Revised NZ Certified Seedlines & Rulebook
All NZ Seed Potato Guides & resources
All notices & newsletters
We know growers are resilient and resourceful, however if needed please reach out for support.
PNZ 0800 399 674
Rural Support 0800 787 254
PNZ USEFUL LINKS
All forms here
R&D projects and more here
Grower Resources here
Seed Grower Resources here
Export statistics read here
Media articles here
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