Being prepared for BMSB
04 May 2017
Staff from KVH, Zespri, Horticulture NZ, NZKGI and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) spent Tuesday afternoon taking part in a workshop dedicated to Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) readiness planning. The teams focused on case studies of possible BMSB finds, key considerations and questions that we’ll need to work through in the event of an incursion (possible movement restrictions and control approached for example), how information will be distributed to growers, and how we can make sure everything we do is well coordinated with other sectors and MPI. Workshops like these take place regularly and are an integral part of the response and readiness plans KVH – along with industry partners – prepare and test to ensure we’re able to respond to an incursion quickly, efficiently, and with as minor impact as possible on growers and the kiwifruit industry.