Biosecurity at Gisborne Young Grower competition
Biosecurity and pest and disease topics were blended for the KVH activity at the Gisborne Young Grower of the Year in mid-July.
This is the second year KVH has tested the biosecurity knowledge of up-and-coming leaders in the kiwifruit, pip fruit and boysenberry sectors in the region. Focus was on the impacts and entry pathways of potential biosecurity threats for the region; the value of business biosecurity plans; and the importance of social licence to operate.
Connected communities was a topic highlighted, and close to the heart of a region which rallied together so well following Cyclone Gabrielle.
Apple bobbing, gumboot throwing, and three-legged races broke up the day ahead of the gala dinner where Emily Samuel from Thompson’s Horticulture was awarded the Gisborne Young Grower of the Year.