Tomatoes New Zealand plays a role in helping to keep new pests entering and establishing in New Zealand. 

Fruit Fly Detection in Auckland

Updates on the fruit fly situation can be found on our Hot Topics page.

Single male Queensland Fruit fly detected in Auckland

15 February 2019

This afternoon Biosecurity...

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

*4 February 2019*

Update on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) activities

Over the past few months there has been a lot of activity around BMSB. This is...

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Poinsettia Thrips

*July 2018*

*Successful partnership prevented establishment of new pest*

MPI and affected industry GIA partners including TomatoesNZ have agreed to “stand down” the Poinsettia Thrips (Echniothrips americanas)...

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Biosecurity Survey

We have recently sent out a biosecurity survey by email to all Fresh Tomato growers. If you haven't received it it may be because we...

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Biosecurity Response

An exotic pest arrives – What happens next?

The arrival of an exotic pest or disease can rapidly impact on a grower’s livelihood together with that...

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GIA - Industry's Role

*Government Industry Agreements – What is industry’s role?*

Tomatoes New Zealand (TNZ Inc.) and Vegetables New Zealand Inc. (VNZ Inc.) have now both signed the GIA...

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What is Farm Biosecurity?

Farm biosecurity for indoor tomato growers

What is Farm Biosecurity?

It has been estimated that plant pests are responsible for up to 15% loss in potential farm...

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New Levy Proposed

At the 2017 AGM on July 12th, TomatoesNZ will be asking fresh tomato growers to support TomatoesNZ’ s commitment to sign up to Operational Agreements...

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