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Grower News
29 October 2020
Last chance to save your spot at the Kiwifruit Biosecurity Industry Day
29 October 2020
KVH and Zespri are hosting the annual Kiwifruit Biosecurity Industry Day next Wednesday 4 November 2020. Open to growers and anyone in the industry interested in learning more about initiatives...
Last chance to save your spot at the Kiwifruit Biosecurity Industry Day
29 October 2020

KVH and Zespri are hosting the annual Kiwifruit Biosecurity Industry Day next Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Open to growers and anyone in the industry interested in learning more about initiatives underway to better manage biosecurity risk to the New Zealand kiwifruit industry, the day will feature a series of presentations that highlight the latest happenings in biosecurity research and response preparedness.

Guest speakers include Directors from the Ministry for Primary Industries and research initiative Better Border Biosecurity.

Local and international kiwifruit specific research supported by KVH and Zespri will be shared, including presentations to help better understand how we could use Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) biocontrol agents in kiwifruit orchards, and what we know about Kiwifruit Vine Decline Syndrome.

KVH will share what happens with unusual symptom reports and the day will close with a demonstration of the popular Find A Pest app that uses innovative technologies and scientist’s expertise to help users identify and notify potential pests.

Come along to see and hear all the latest news – this event sold out last year so get in quick to save your spot.

Where: Trustpower Arena, Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
When: Wednesday 4 November 2020, 9.00am – 1.00pm including morning tea
RSVP: Online
here

Grower News
1 October 2020
Pathway Plan virtual meeting
1 October 2020
Thank you to all those who have so far met with us to discuss the proposed new Pathway Plan. We welcome all feedback and encourage everyone to have a say on this important proposal for better...
Pathway Plan virtual meeting
1 October 2020

Thank you to all those who have so far met with us to discuss the proposed new Pathway Plan. We welcome all feedback and encourage everyone to have a say on this important proposal for better management of biosecurity risk across the kiwifruit industry. 

We’re also planning a virtual presentation during the evening of Wednesday 14 October for those who were unable to come along to any of the presentations in the regions (or those who would like to hear more). This will also allow us to discuss feedback received so far and answer any questions you may have about the detail of the proposal. 

So that we can tailor the presentation to suit you, we ask that you RSVP in advance here. Closer to the time you will receive an email that includes a link so you can dial in to the meeting.

We encourage you to join us for what will be an informative and interactive presentation.

When: Wednesday 14 October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
RSVP: Online here

Grower News
3 September 2020
You can now join the annual Psa R&D update virtually
3 September 2020
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 Alert Levels at this stage, the Zespri/KVH Psa R&D event will now also be streamed, to provide the opportunity for people to attend virtually. If you have...
You can now join the annual Psa R&D update virtually
3 September 2020

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 Alert Levels at this stage, the Zespri/KVH Psa R&D event will now also be streamed, to provide the opportunity for people to attend virtually.

If you have already registered to physically attend on the day, you will have received an email from Zespri yesterday detailing plans for the day amidst uncertainty of Alert Levels at this stage and how you can confirm your attendance. 

Joining the event virtually is a simple process and only requires you to have a device such as a laptop, desktop or smart phone. 

Please register your interest by email to victoria.goldsbro@zespri.com if you wish to attend this event virtually and you will receive instructions by email on how to join on the Monday before the event (7 September).

A reminder, the day is for growers, contractors, post-harvest and merchants to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research. Key outcomes will be shared from the research portfolio that will help refine on-orchard Psa disease management programmes.

What: Annual Psa R&D update
When: Wednesday 9 September, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
RSVP: Register interest in virtual attendance by email
here.

Grower News
3 September 2020
NZKGI food bank appeal
3 September 2020
  Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and the wage subsidy ending, our communities are going through some tough times and there is unprecedented demand for food bank services. To contribute...
NZKGI food bank appeal
3 September 2020

 
Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and the wage subsidy ending, our communities are going through some tough times and there is unprecedented demand for food bank services. To contribute towards helping people who live in our communities, NZKGI has organised a food bank appeal which runs through to next Friday 11 September. More information – including details about drop-off points for donations – is available here.

Grower News
6 August 2020
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
6 August 2020
Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research? We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our...
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
6 August 2020

Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research?

We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our objective is to share key outcomes from the research portfolio that will help you refine your on-orchard Psa disease management programme.

A final programme for the day will be confirmed closer to the time. For now, we recommend you register early (this event sold-out last year) and we will keep you updated.

What: Annual Psa R&D update
When: Wednesday 9 September, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Trustpower Arena, Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
RSVP: Online
here

Grower News
6 August 2020
Roadshow reminder: save the date
6 August 2020
Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan. Running from 15 September, the events will be focused on the proposed...
Roadshow reminder: save the date
6 August 2020

Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan.

Running from 15 September, the events will be focused on the proposed new regulation framework to better manage biosecurity risk to the kiwifruit industry. Development of the Plan has advanced well and a consultation package including a draft proposal, factsheets and submission form will be available in early September and presented at the roadshows for your input before it is finalised. We encourage you to come along and have your say. View the roadshow schedule here. 

Grower News
28 July 2020
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
28 July 2020
Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research? We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our...
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
28 July 2020

Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research?

We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our objective is to share key outcomes from the research portfolio that will help you develop your on-orchard Psa disease management programme.

A final programme for the day will be confirmed closer to the time. For now, we recommend you register early (this event sold-out last year) and we will keep you updated.

What: Annual Psa R&D update
When: Wednesday 9 September, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Trustpower Arena, Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
RSVP: Online
here

Grower News
23 July 2020
Coming to you. Have a say on better biosecurity plans
23 July 2020
Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan. Running throughout September, the events will be focused on the proposed...
Coming to you. Have a say on better biosecurity plans
23 July 2020

Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan.

Running throughout September, the events will be focused on the proposed new regulation framework to better manage biosecurity risk to the kiwifruit industry. Late last year we asked for feedback on our early, high-level thoughts about specific activities the Plan will help manage, and how it will be put into action. A key driver was to ensure that we have measures in place to prevent the spread of a broad range of biosecurity threats, rather than our current regulation, which is specific to a single organism, Psa.

The feedback we have had so far has been supportive, with growers and industry considering the concept of the Plan a logical and sensible way to manage biosecurity risk going forward, especially if this can be fiscally neutral in terms of grower levy.

Development of the Plan has advanced well and details about the proposal (along with an implementation schedule) will be presented at the roadshows for your input before it is finalised. We encourage you to come along and have your say.  View the roadshow schedule here.

More information, including a consultation paper and submission form will also be added to the KVH website soon. We’ll keep you updated about this.

If you have feedback or questions at any stage, please contact KVH by email at info@kvh.org.nz or by phone at 0800 665 825.

Grower News
28 May 2020
How do you get advice?
28 May 2020
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research is conducting a survey on how advice and advisory services are used across the primary sector on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), to help...
How do you get advice?
28 May 2020

Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research is conducting a survey on how advice and advisory services are used across the primary sector on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), to help improve services and support for producers and advisors.

The survey covers all types of land-based primary industry including horticulture, viticulture, nurseries, livestock, forestry, growing grain and seed crops.

If you would like to take part, you can access the survey here. To show appreciation for your time, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research will donate $10 to the Rural Support Trust for each completed survey, up to $3,000 in total. There are also two $250 grocery vouchers being given away to randomly chosen survey participants.

Grower News
30 April 2020
Introducing the New KVH Weather & Disease Portal
30 April 2020
We’re delighted to let you know about the new and improved KVH web-based Weather & Disease Portal. Everything from the risk model you’ve been using up until now is still available...
Introducing the New KVH Weather & Disease Portal
30 April 2020

We’re delighted to let you know about the new and improved KVH web-based Weather & Disease Portal.

Everything from the risk model you’ve been using up until now is still available within the new portal, as are new features including updated graphs and information, new tools and forecasts, and a mobile-friendly interface that is easy for you to access on any device.

Some highlights: 

       Easy-to-read graphs: The updated weather and disease graphs are easy to read and provide more detailed information, and are able to be used in the field on mobile phones and tablets.

       Psa Comparison Tool: The new Psa Comparison tool gives an idea of how much Psa risk pressure there is in the current season compared to previous seasons.

       New tools and forecasts: New tools and additional forecasts are now available (all in one place) including a National Weather Outlook, Ground Frost Forecast, Severe Weather Warnings, Monthly Weather, and Temperature / Rainfall Seasonal Comparison.

You need to log-in to access the portal which can you do here. If you don’t already have a log-in you can register for access here or contact KVH at info@kvh.org.nz.

Grower News
2 April 2020
Coronavirus news hub for the kiwifruit industry
2 April 2020
A reminder that up-to-date information about Coronavirus is available on the NZKGI website. The page has been set up to make it easier for people across the kiwifruit industry to get updates and...
Coronavirus news hub for the kiwifruit industry
2 April 2020

A reminder that up-to-date information about Coronavirus is available on the NZKGI website.

The page has been set up to make it easier for people across the kiwifruit industry to get updates and resources on Covid-19 for all things kiwifruit related, such as pastoral care information and contacts, an overview of the governments financial package for packhouses, packhouse/contractors and orchard owners and employees, as well as information from Zespri on food safety.

Visit the page
here and if you are also a Facebook user, we suggest also following the Unite against Covid-19 Facebook page launched by Government to provide news and updates about the national programme to  help stop the spread of Covid-19.

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Kiwifruit Vine Health

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Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz