Grower News

Murray Valley fruit fly workshop creates buzz

Around thirty growers from across the Murray Valley attended a fruit fly workshop held by Citrus Australia’s Murray Valley Regional Advisory Committee (MVRAC) at Belah Heights in Trentham during December.

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The science of saving honey bees

Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive pathogen, scientists from Massey University are working on deploying viruses to protect them.

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UC biotechnologist creates new biodegradable coating to protect crops

A novel system for protecting plants from pests, infection and adverse weather has been awarded one of the top prizes in the University of Canterbury’s (UC) Tech Jumpstart competition.

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Hitchhiking spider found on kiwifruit

Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) reports that thanks to the eagle eyes of a packhouse staff member, no biosecurity risk was faced after a live spider was discovered in a carton of imported Italian kiwifruit.

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Stink bug treatment for Italian shipping containers

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new treatment requirements to stop brown marmorated stink bugs arriving into New Zealand in sea containers from Italy.

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