The Granulate ambrosia beetle (Xylosandrus crassiusculus) has been found in Auckland through the High Risk Site Surveillance programme. Surveys of potential host trees in the Auckland area continues as well as an intensive trapping grid of ethanol lures and UV ...

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Biosecurity New Zealand alongside industry partners are currently responding to detection’s of single male fruit flies in Auckland. Controlled Area Notices (CAN) have been established in these areas to legally restrict the movement of certain fruits, vegetables and other ...

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Friday 15 February 2019 Biosecurity New Zealand is investigating a find of a single male Queensland Fruit Fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Devonport. The fly was collected from a fruit fly trap and formally identified on the ...

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Jen Scoular We are very excited to be bidding again to host a World Avocado Congress in New Zealand. These global conferences are held every four years, and New Zealand has not yet had the opportunity to host it. We ...

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Tauranga, New Zealand – Thursday 7 February 2019 New Zealand Avocado will present a bid to host the 2023 World Avocado Congress (WAC) event in New Zealand when they attend the forthcoming WAC in Colombia this September. Held every four years in different countries, ...

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Jen Scoular We have today launched our new website – the result of six months of hard slog by our team – lead by our Market Manager Anna Livingston. In today’s world where access to information and data is king, we ...

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Jen Scoular When I am out in an orchard on a beautiful Bay of Plenty day, amongst the great big avocados trees with their glossy leaves, watching bees pollinate the thousands of flowers I feel that nature is just happening ...

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Jen Scoular Our season is well underway and I hope readers are enjoying the wonderful avocado available in your local stores. With the perfect weather over our long weekend, I hope it might have been the start of a long ...

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Jen Scoular With our export markets in full swing we have been continuing the global interaction needed to support that. I met with the Hass Avocado Board to hear first hand about the research they are undertaking on the health ...

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