Danni van der Heijden, an avocado services manager at Trevelyan’s Pack & Coolhouse in Te Puke, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2018 at an awards dinner in Tauranga.Read More »
Plant & Food Research says it is proud to be the recipient of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for its rapid response to the vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa.Read More »
Horticulture New Zealand’s biosecurity team has recently made a submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries on the import health standard for vehicles, machinery and equipment (VME).Read More »
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Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) says that the recent border interceptions of not only Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), but Yellow Spotted Stink Bug (YSSB) as well, are a timely and important reminder of how important it is that New Zealand knows what these bugs look like and what to do if found.
Good farm hygiene practices to reduce the risk of Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) are particularly important at harvest, advises Queensland Fruit Fly Regional Coordinator Yarra Valley Bronwyn Koll.
Acoustic tools, laser technology, ultrasounds: scientists are trying it all to stop consumers from bruising avocados when testing them for ripeness.