PMTV response continues
PMTV and MPI interaction, currently kick-starts every workday for the PNZ team. We appreciate stakeholder patience and feedback as we work through this response.
All updates if not already seen in your inbox can be found here.
PNZ Publications updated
Please check the latest version of the Seed Rulebook and expect delivery with our Christmas mailout.
The latest Seed Certification Newsletter is now available.
The 2018 edition of Handbook of Pests and Diseases for New Zealand Potato Growers, is now available. Soon to arrive hardcopy in Christmas mailout.
The new PCN Factsheet, is an important resource and the farm hygiene advice relates to most potato pest and disease management.
Beautiful photo gallery now online – 2018 People’s Choice Best Chips Competition
Chip Fest 2018 was a time of celebration for potato processors and their customers, the chippies of NZ. Take a look at the latest addition to our Chip Group website.
The end of the year is racing towards us and the PNZ calendar is filling with events. Please check for what may be relevant to you.
We’d like to advise you there is a Biosecurity Seminar on the 27th November, at Plant & Food, Lincoln, with morning and afternoon sessions. Iain Kirkwood is the liaison for this invite only training.
Research & Development Updates
Plant & Food and Hort NZ’s Tamaraxia Trizae work is underway. Related files can be found in the PNZ Library, including release guides and surveys.
This controlled release could provide important biological control of psyllids in the future.
Consumer Demand to know food origins
Horticulture NZ is pleased that the government is striving to meet consumer expectations, for Country of Origin labelling, with a new bill on the way.
Hort NZ & MPI have launched a survey for producers. Please read about the work and take the survey, to share your producer perspective.
International Market Updates
- Pepsico backs sustainable farming in India.
- Philippines opens the door a little wider for importers.
- PCN limits movements within Indian potato industry.
- World Potato Congress in China.
Exporter News & Statistics
Please read the latest Fiji Export Newsletter Article. It contains pertinent reminders in the context of PMTV and general phytosanitary assurance.
- 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 September 2018
- Processed potato export August 2018
- Processed potato export July 2018
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