Grower News

Biosecurity should be top priority for new Govt – HortNZ

A biosecurity incursion can (and has) bring parts of the primary sector to a complete standstill, notes Horticulture New Zealand CEO, Mike Chapman. “Psa did this to kiwifruit not too long ago.”

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Management plan for potato bacteria

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development reported that it is working with the State’s horticulture industries to manage the Dickeya dianthicola bacteria, following a national decision that it cannot be eradicated.

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Fruit Fly Council update

Last week HortNZ, along with fruit fly operational agreement signatories, attended the Fruit Fly Council meeting, which is now getting down to delivery of the strategy and objectives.

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$40,000 MPI funding to help ginseng exports

A South Waikato ginseng producer is ready to approach potential investors to increase its production and exports with the help of funding of up to $40,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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Offers go out for final round of River Murray irrigation grant programme

Seventy-seven River Murray-based irrigation projects have been offered a share of $38 million in funding under the fourth and final round of the highly successful Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP).

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