The start of Autumn has seen some warm fuzzies as PNZ sponsored 2 events in Methven & Ophir, with Potatoes Charitable Trust. It was wonderful to celebrate community spirit and the love of potatoes with small-town home growers, young and old.
Read a little about the Methven A&P Spud in a Bucket and the Ophir Potato Growing Auction & Awards here.
PNZ COMMS & ENGAGEMENT
Our event planning for 2022 is underway, with a focus on research and extension, to enable a sustainable and secure future for our members.
Grower Insight meetings Canterbury, Pukekohe in May & Horowhenua in June.
PNZ conference 23rd & 24th August in Canterbury. We will notify you as soon as the conference website goes live and registrations open. Interested sponsors please email Trzzn.Pneebyy@cbgngbrfam.pb.am
Save the dates!!! Keep up-to-date with all industry events via our events page here. Some events may offer hybrid attendance options depending on the pandemic response.
Latest PNZ articles can be found here.
PNZ Covid-19 latest updates here.
Growers & their levy paying agents
Access our Biosecurity Emissions & Levy Information System via the website. 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.
Sustainable Vegetable Systems project read all the articles so far. Project reports can be found here.
CPLI Canterbury Psyllid Initiative read the news and info on this project which will benefit the whole industry. This includes the 2022 Canterbury CPLI Degree Days.
Fall Army Worm has landed in Waikato, at this stage with warnings to corn and maize growers. Growers across the North Island are being urged to keep a close eye out for caterpillars on volunteer maize and corn plants. Fall armyworm adults are nocturnal and most active during warm, humid evenings. Any suspicious finds can be reported via MPI’s online report form the https://www.findapest.nz/ app or the Pest and Disease hotline (0800 80 99 66).
A fact sheet on this pest can be downloaded here.
NZ Seed Potato Certification News
All required forms
Revised Tissue Culture & Mini Tuber Facilities (Mar 2022)NZ Seed Rulebook & Revised 2022 NZ Registered Seed Lines
All NZ Seed Potato Guides & resources
All notices & newsletters
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
We know growers are resilient and resourceful, however if needed please reach out for support.
PNZ 0800 399 674
Rural Support 0800 787 254
The PNZ team are here to help you
CEO Chris Claridge
Technical Manager Dr. Iain Kirkwood
Communications & Engagement Officer Gemma Carroll
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NZ Seed Scheme Inspector Tristan Hickman
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