Growers who have received their AGM packs in the post should have also received a copy of the latest KVH Annual Update for 2015/16.
The 2016 Psa Symposium was held on Monday in Palmerston North and was well attended by industry, researchers, MPI staff and other interested groups—many of whom also stayed on to attend the New Zealand Plant Protection Society Conference which ran 9-11 August.
KVH has developed a report of Psa observations throughout the regions during the 2015/16 growing season – click here to view.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is holding six hui and public meetings around the country during August and September so New Zealanders can have their say and help influence the government on biosecurity. This follows the release of MPI’s ‘Biosecurity 2025’ discussion document in late July.
Growers are advised to use the cleanest source of budwood and from their own orchard wherever possible. Zespri supplies some Gold3 budwood, however, where growers are asked to source their own, it must meet the movement control requirements outlined in the KVH Protocol: Budwood.
Growers returning to New Zealand from offshore are reminded to clean shoes and clothing, particularly after visiting foreign orchards and agricultural areas.
Voting is now underway for three grower director positions on the KVH Board. Eleven grower candidates have been nominated. AGM voting packs were posted to all eligible growers on Friday 5 August.