By Jen Scoular We have been very well connected across the world of late as we prepare the bid we will make at the World Avocado Congress in Colombia to host the same event in New Zealand in 2023. This year ...

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By Jen Scoular It was a great celebration of the successes in our local community at the BOP Export Awards. So many innovative, brave and bold people exploring their passions and extending their horizons. I was asked about how our ...

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Fruitnet.com Thailand has become the latest Asian country to approve imports of Peruvian Hass avocados. According to Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri), the phytosanitary protocol came into force on 11 May. Peruvian avocados are already shipped to ...

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Jen Scoular  We presented the 2019 NZ Avocado business plan to the Board in March, looking ahead to our 2023 Primary Growth Partnership goals, and out further to 2040. A key theme across all primary industries at the moment is how we make ...

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Jen Scoular  I tried to imagine how two young Thai women, winners of a competition to visit New Zealand, would feel as they arrived at an avocado orchard in the Bay of Plenty for the first time. We developed the “...

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stuff.co.nz Far North dairy farmers Georgina Tui and Mate Covich are selling their land to avocado orchard developers. Their herd has been sold and they are waiting for water consent approvals for the deal to be finalised. Three ...

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Biosecurity New Zealand alongside industry partners are currently responding to detections of single male fruit flies in Auckland. Latest situation The fruit fly response in the Northcote area is about to step up again, with the focus on maintaining controls ...

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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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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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