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2 & 1/2 weeks to go!!! Potatoes New Zealand urge you to register now for limited tickets to our 2021 Potato Industry Forums (PIFS) in Ashburton and Pukekohe. If you prefer you can register over the phone with Gemma 027 240 4682.
This is 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 at 3.30pm.
Be Covid-19 ready and follow all hygiene and safety procedures.
Go to the event website to see the full programmes for Pukekohe and Ashburton.
A visit from Professor Calum Wilson of University Tasmania to talk about Powdery Scab is on hold due to travel bubble closing however he is delivering a pre-recorded webinar for the PIFs.
Other highlights in the programme include Bernard Hickey talking economy, Katherine Rich talking supermarket duopoly, a decent session on R&D including new projects on challenges such as psyllid and liberibacter and an opportunity for open floor discussion. We pleased to have a number of agronomists joining panel discussions at both events.
Special thanks to all our sponsors and especially our Platinum Sponsor Fruitfed Supplies.
Ashburton 13th August 2021 from 9am until 4.30pm with refreshments to end the day and catering throughout.
Pukekohe 19th August 2021 from 9am until 4.30pm 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.
Our recent meeting in Palmerston North was a chance to hear more directly about councils, consents, FEPs, markets, pest & disease and labour challenges.
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 Vlog here and another update on Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project on fortifying the modelling.
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.
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
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 LINKSAll 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 ClaridgeT
echnical Manager Dr. Iain Kirkwood
Communications & Engagement Officer Gemma Carroll
Administration & Finance Officer Nicola Loach
PNZ Agronomist Paula Lleras
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