Chilean visitors biosecurity experience

13 April 2023

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of hosting a small group of Chilean visitors from commercial and marketing kiwifruit industry backgrounds.

The group – who were with us as part of an extensive Zespri-organised tour - got to see one of our wild kiwifruit management contractors in action on-site; industry Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) surveillance traps and sample inspection methods; and an orchard that has factored netting into long-term planning for many benefits, including with future proofing against BMSB in mind.

Thank you to those who allowed us to visit their sites with the group, and who joined us in sharing and exchanging invaluable knowledge with our visitors.