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28 May 2024

Phytophthora biodiversity in kiwifruit, BS20148, October 2023

This Zespri Innovation project aimed at understanding the diversity of Phytophthora species associated with kiwifruit in New Zealand as well as the risk Phytophthora species pose to the kiwifruit industry. This project surveyed 128 kiwifruit orchards from different kiwifruit growing regions in New Zealand and identified the Phytophthora species present in leaf, and plant-associated soil and root samples. The survey found no Phytophthora species from leaf samples but often found them in the soil and root samples. There were 11 species identified, with no New-to-New Zwaland Phytophthora detected. This research supports the kiwifruit industry to enhance our knowledge on biosecurity risks for Phytophthora species, and allows the industry to: Establish a comprehensive understanding of Phytophthora species present in kiwifruit orchards in New Zealand. Provide baseline data to rule out potential biosecurity risks from a Phytophthora species that was previously not reported to be present in New Zealand. A full summary of the report can be found here.

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28 May 2024

Understanding how different kiwifruit growing communities engage with biosecurity practices and resources, BS22143, July 2023

This project aimed to gather information from different kiwifruit growing communities, focussing on how well they understand biosecurity and engage with biosecurity resources, training, and practices, and what barriers affect this engagement. A summary of the report can be found here.

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28 May 2024

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) surveillance in the Bay of Plenty, BS20140, July 2021

This report summarises the 2020-2021 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) surveillance project, which set out with the aim to establish a trapping network to identify whether BMSB is present or enters the Bay of Plenty during active monitoring. The project also sought to provide appropriate identification, trapping, and monitoring training for kiwifruit industry members. The Bay of Plenty region has been included in the national BMSB surveillance programme twice now, with 24 traps set at 12 locations across the region in November 2020. BMSB was not detected by any traps or monitoring activities associated with the Bay of Plenty surveillance network within the 2020-21 year. Read the report here or view an industry BMSB monitoring video here.

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