GIA & Biosecurity

GIA & Biosecurity

Process Vegetables NZ wish to advise that Parliament has approved the new Biosecurity (Readiness and response - Process Vegetables Levy) Order 2020 which was signed and gazetted on 6 July 2020.

The full Levy Order can be accessed here.  The payable levy rate is set at 0.0% and will remain at this rate until needed to pay for a government industry agreement (GIA) biosecurity response cost-share that Process Vegetables NZ has agreed to pay under the obligations of an operational agreement.

Any queries please contact Leanne Stewart, PVNZ - phone 021 582 711.


Exotic Pest Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets have been put together to assist process vegetable growers to recognise and monitor exotic pests of concern to the industry.  It is recommended that your staff, in particular those that carry out your crop monitoring be familiar with these pests.  It is also worth ensuring staff are aware of actions to take if they do find a pest that is unusual to them. 

5. Bacterial wilt of bean (Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens)

4. Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugipesda) - click here for links to the reports

3. Chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis)

2. Vegetable Leaf Miners (Liriomyza spp.)

1. Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus lineloaris)

The On Farm Biosecurity Manual is now complete click here for the Outdoor Crops Manual.

All growing organisations will receive a printed copy of the manual that is relevant to their growing operation and this will arrive before the end of the month.

You are welcome to provide feedback on this resource direct to Brittany McCloy at or ph 027 844 2920