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Biosecurity Readiness & Response User Guide

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)

Arable Awards 2022

August 9th, 2022

The Inaugural Arable Awards of New Zealand held at Te Pae, Christchurch, 4th August was a fantastic night bought together by industry celebrating industry.


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July-August 2022 Newsletter

July 29th, 2022


How to gain the value of grain

July 7th, 2022

Angela Clifford spoke at the 2022 Grains & Pulses Forum.


Right regulation, right place

July 7th, 2022

Mark Ross chief executive Animal and Plant Health New Zealand spoke at the 2022 Grains & Pulses Forum.

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Arable Needs to Work Together

July 7th, 2022

At the recent NZGSTA Women in Seed Forum Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) chief executive Alison Stewart spoke about the industry needing to work together.

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NZGSTA appoints Biosecurity Manager

July 5th, 2022

Farmers Weekly 11th July 2022


Seed Companies play their Part

June 27th, 2022

Horticulture New Zealand

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http://Seed companies play their part | Horticulture New Zealand — Ahumāra Kai Aotearoa (hortnz.co.nz)

Farmers shape a high value, high protein ….

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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May / June 2022 Newsletter

May 30th, 2022

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