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Asian Seed Publication Oct-Dec 2023 Edition

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Read Q4 of the Asian Seed Publication.

Seed Insights from the South Seas

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Asian Seed Publication – The Official Publication of the Asia & Pacific Seed Association

Ed Luisetti, Managing Director of Luisetti Seeds spoke with Asian Seed ahead of the 2023 ASC.

NZGSTA gives lifetime awards

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Grain Central – 2nd November 2023

NZGSTA presents its first lifetime membership awards at Conference 2023.

Biosecurity Readiness & Response User Guide

Friday, August 12th, 2022

Biosecurity Readiness & Response User Guide for the Seed and Grain Industry

The NZGSTA is a partner in the Seed Grain Readiness (SGRR) entity, along with the Foundation for Arable Research, United Wheat Growers, NZ Flour Millers Association and Federated Farmers NZ.

SGRR was formed to work with the Government to manage biosecurity readiness and response activities. And to prepare against imported pests and disease threats to our NZ seed and grain industry (ie all seeds, forage and non-forage, cereals and pulses).

Under the SGRR arrangement, MPI and industry partners work together, with equal say, to determine decisions around biosecurity activities and to share any costs (with Government and recovered by way of a special biosecurity levy yet to be set), on a case by case basis.

The attached document “Seed & Grain Readiness and Response Readiness Framework User Guide” sets out how our readiness framework will work in the event of an incursion of an unwanted pest or organism.

SGRR User Guide – DRAFT WEB DP (v6)

Seed Companies play their Part

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Horticulture New Zealand

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http://Seed companies play their part | Horticulture New Zealand — Ahumāra Kai Aotearoa (

Farmers shape a high value, high protein ….

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

June 25, 2022

Farmers share a high value, high protein, low emissions future after meat and dairy

Government and industry investment could seed a new plant-based protein industry important to New Zealand’s survival on the global food market, according to a PwC report today

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Unite Against Covid 19

Friday, December 17th, 2021

In line with the New Zealand Government Regulations the Seed Industry Office requires all visitors to the office to sign in using the Covid Tracer App or manual sign in, be vaccinated and provide a valid NZ Covid vaccine pass.






New Zealand Seed Certification September 2021 Update

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

New Zealand Seed Certification Scheme information update

September 2021

NZSA Industry Update Sept 2021

NZGSTA Biosecurity Officer: Position Description

Friday, August 6th, 2021

NZGSTA Biosecurity Officer and or Manager Position Description:

Biosecurity Officer – Seek Ad

SGRR Biosecurity Manager: Position Description

Friday, August 6th, 2021

SGRR – Biosecurity Officer and or Manager Role: Position Description

Biosecurity Officer – Seek Ad