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Biosecurity buzz at roadshows

Biosecurity buzz at roadshows

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27 Oct 21 Biosecurity News

Biosecurity buzz at roadshows

KVH took part in the recent Zespri Grower Roadshows, meeting and speaking with growers about new developments and recent biosecurity activity we’ve been undertaking.

Chief Executive Stu Hutchings presented at the roadshows on Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), a pest native to China that is now wreaking havoc in Pennsylvania, USA. KVH Board Member Simon Cook recently visited the state to learn more about their incursion – read more about what he saw, and the work being done by KVH and the Ministry for Primary Industries to better understand the potential threat SLF poses to our industry.

Heading into the high-risk season for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Stu also shared with growers a video demonstrating the impacts of the bug on kiwifruit in Italy. The video helps us gain a better understanding of what Italian growers are facing and provides a practical on-orchard view of the severe damage BMSB can do. Watch the vide on the KVH YouTube channel here.


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