We are coming to you: how to develop biosecurity plans
KVH’s biosecurity workshops are a good 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.
These are 2.5-hour workshops, where 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. Taking a workshop is a first step in creating a biosecurity plan for your operation and identifying any gaps in your current practices that could be putting your orchard at risk.
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 looking to run several events throughout 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.