Biosecurity plan workshops underway

11 November 2021

Yesterday we were in Nelson/Motueka for the first of our free workshops on on-orchard biosecurity planning and implementation of the proposed new Pathway Plan.

Thank you to everyone who came along – it was great to see you and get such good feedback on the usefulness of the workshops, which will continue over the coming weeks in other growing regions.

These 2.5-hour workshops are a great place to start addressing your on-orchard biosecurity programme so that you can develop a plan that suits your property and manages your biosecurity risk.

Biosecurity experts from the kiwifruit industry will talk you through the benefits of having an on-orchard biosecurity plan and identify key practices to help you enhance biosecurity measures on the orchard as well as manage the threat of unwanted pests and diseases. Having such a plan is a Zespri GAP requirement. Attending the workshop will help with that achievement.

The workshops are open to all growers. Orchard management teams and people responsible for more than one orchard or property are encouraged to attend the workshop together.

For those who have filled out the current Kiwifruit Growers On-Orchard Biosecurity Guidelines, we recommend you bring this resource with you to the workshop as a new version of the booklet is what we will be working through on the day and it may be useful in identifying questions you have.

View the roadshow schedule here and be sure to RSVP to save your spot.

We’re also running a Te Puke workshop and finalising plans for events in the Bay of Plenty with post-harvest and are busily organising these. Any post-harvest that would like to take part with their growers and co-host alongside KVH, please get in touch.