Seed Industry Guidelines for the Detection of Pea Weevil in Storage
A Pea Weevil outbreak has been recently identified the Wairarapa region, and the seed industry is of the view that it the outbreak is confined to this region it may be possible to eradicate it. It is of critical importance to know how wide spread the pea weevil is located.
This document contains steps to be taken to facilitate the detection and eradication of pea weevil in New Zealand.
Pea Weevil Information Sheet
Pea weevil has recently been detected in the Wairarapa area, and MPI wants to see if it has made it to other parts of the country. If not eradicated this pest could cause significant damage to New Zealand’s export pea seed market and the processed green pea industry.
If you have saved pea seed for sowing in the future MPI has developed guidelines for testing and they are available here. If your test confirms the presence of pea weevil, please call MPI’s Pest and Diseases hotline 0800 80 99 66. If you have tested your pea seed and did not find a result, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details, as well as what line and variety of pea seed you sampled.
Air Container Import Health Standard Submission
Click here to read Horticulture New Zealand's submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries' on its Import Health Standard for air freight containers.
Horticulture's Most Unwanted Pests
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Poster
Click here to download a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug identifier posters.
MPI Facility Standard for Post Entry Quarantine for Plants Submission
Click here to view the Horticulture New Zealand 2015 submission on the Ministry for Primary Industries' draft Facility Standard for Post Entry Quarantine.
Vehicle, Machinery and Tyres Import Health Standard Submission
Horticulture New Zealand's submission on the Ministry for Primary Industries' draft Vehicle, Machinery and Tyres Import Health Standard and Risk Management Proposal 2015. Click here to download the document.
This submission includes comments against changes to treatments for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and supports moves to mandatory offshore clearance of cars from Japan and improved offshore cleaning of agricultural machinery.
Border Clearance Levy Submission
Click here to download the Horticulture New Zealand submission on the Ministry for Primary Industries and Customs 'Implementing the Border Clearance Levy' consultation document.
Import Health Standard for Fresh Bananas Submission
Click here to download the Horticulture New Zealand submission on the 2015 Ministry for Primary Industries Import Health Standard for Bananas draft.
Submission on Australian Irradiation Application
Horticulture New Zealand’s submission on Australia’s application A1092 to irradiate 12 specific fruits and vegetables (apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, honeydew, rockmelon, strawberry, table grape, zucchini and scallopini (squash) for phytosanitary purposes.