A TomatoesNZ “New Zealand residue compliance information for fresh greenhouse tomatoes 2018-19” booklet has been posted to members in early November. This replaces the previous two-sided A3 “residue compliance information” poster that has been produced for the last two years. Growers are recommended to dispose of the poster as some of that information is now out of date.
TomatoesNZ have changed to a booklet format so that they can add information on the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) controls for individual trade named products. The organization had feedback that the EPA information is difficult for growers to locate, so the new booklet brings that information into one place.
The booklet and a spreadsheet (MS Excel) version are also available electronically to members.
Included in the mail with the booklet are ten “Exotic Pests Fact Sheets”, designed to raise awareness of the high-risk tomato pests that we do not yet have in New Zealand.