|Read the latest news, admin and technical below.|
We are constantly updating our Covid-19 webpage with the latest advice as it comes to hand. We are working with HortNZ and the other vege product groups on the critical issue of border controls in the Pukekohe/Franklin area. Do not hesitate to call us with any obstacles you are facing in the current pandemic response.
Be Covid-19 ready and follow all hygiene and safety procedures.
PNZ COMMS & ENGAGEMENT
PIF in Ashburton a great success
This was a great opportunity to connect industry with the PNZ team, agronomists, researchers and to address the current and future challenges and opportunities for our industry. Those of you in Pukekohe where the event was cancelled, can read a brief post on our website and check out some recorded presentations including:
The webinar from Professor Calum Wilson of University Tasmania about Powdery Scab.
A webinar from WYMA’s Dr. Kent Stewart on Sustainable Food Production.
An outline of who TANZ is, how farmers and the wider community will benefit from TANZ work…and more to come from other presenters we hope.
All now available on our Youtube channel here.
The PIF event handbook and a PNZ Bulletin on He waka eke noa, have both been added to our resources webpage.
The PNZ AGM has been rescheduled for Wednesday 1st September 7pm via Zoom.
AGM MEETING LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81305486564
The latest Annual Report and AGM papers can be found on our website here.
MPI consultation on farm plans, low slope stock exclusions & winter grazing
Due to the current pandemic response this consultation has been extended until 26th September and a number of online workshops will take place, new dates for each region TBC.
If you are in the Waikato and want to join the online workshop on 3rd September, 11.30am, register in advance here.
If you have any questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the discussion documents or make a submission click the links below:
Freshwater farm plan consultation
Stock exclusion low slope map consultation
Intensive winter grazing
Save the dates!!!
Keep up-to-date with all industry events via our events page here.
Latest PNZ articles this month include the latest SVS article: Understanding Nitrogen and Ngā kaitiaki o ngā taewa: guardians of the potatoes.
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.PNZ TECHNICAL
Landwise presented at our Ashburton PIF on the Future Proofing Vegetable Production project completion. You can read the final report here.
Pepino Mosaic Virus 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
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
The PNZ team are here to help you
CEO Chris ClaridgeTechnical Manager
Dr. Iain Kirkwood
Communications & Engagement Officer Gemma Carroll
Administration & Finance Officer Nicola Loach
PNZ Agronomist Paula Lleras
PNZ Social Media Links
Over 10,000 people and organisations now follow us on social media to keep up with the latest New Zealand and international potato news. Send us your news and events so we can publish them via our social media channels.
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