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New species of fruit fly found in Auckland

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A second type of fruit fly, ( Bactrocera facialis – the facialis fruit fly) has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Otara. Read more »

Stop slugs munching your profit margin

Press Release – Ravensdown

In the last few planting seasons we have seen favourable conditions for slugs, and if favourable conditions occur again this autumn, slug populations will quickly bounce back from the hot and dry summer and pose a risk to autumn-sown crops and grass. Read more »

Biosecurity New Zealand – Situation Update 2

Press Release – Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand Situation Update 2 17 February 2019 Work continues at pace on the biosecurity response following the discovery last week of one male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Devonport. This is the … Read more »

Devonport Queensland Fruit Fly Situation Update 1

Press Release – Biosecurity NZ

A large field operation is underway in the Auckland suburb of Devonport following the discovery of one male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the area. Read more »

Tropical fruit options bring exciting opportunities

Press Release – Bayleys

Bananas, so often associated with warm tropical climates on the equator may prove to be another cropping opportunity for enterprising horticulturalists from Northland to Gisborne. Read more »

CORRECT: Wrightson cleared to sell seeds business

Article – BusinessDesk

(Fixes size of gain in 5th paragraph in story that ran on Wednesday, Feb. 13) Read more »

“Give it a go!” – Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Alex Ashe, a technical advisor at Farmlands Te Puna, was named Bay of Plentys Young Fruit Grower for 2019 at an awards dinner in Tauranga last night. Read more »

Calling all young nurserymen and women

Press Release – NZ Plant Producers Inc

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Young Achiever Award run by New Zealand Plant Producers is now open to receive entries. Read more »

Total watering ban in Thames and Coromandel Town

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

As the hot, dry weather continues, Thames and Coromandel Town residents are using large amounts of water and as a result our network is under pressure. Read more »

Global apple & pear breeding programme heats up

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

New, superior tasting apples and pears that can thrive in the planets increasingly warm climate will soon be available to fruit growers worldwide. Read more »

New Zealand Apple and Pear Industry Targets Biosecurity

Press Release – New Zealand Apples and Pears

New Zealand Apple and Pear Industry Targets Biosecurity to Protect Industrys Future Read more »

Honey NZ commits to 5 year Manuka planting program

Press Release – Honey New Zealand

One of New Zealands largest producers of Manuka honey has committed to plant at least 360,000 Manuka seedlings in the first half of this year, creating what it claims will be one of the biggest privately-owned Manuka plantations worth millions to the … Read more »

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