PMAC weekly update 22nd May

PMAC weekly update 15th May to 22nd May

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  1. Government agencies: Myrtle rust media update – Monday 22nd May 2017; WTO Notifications;
  1. New Zealand News:  The real price of vegetables; Pukekohe grower wins New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower; Air New Zealand ships two tonnes of flowers for Mother's Day; Zespri begins second season of kiwi growing trials in China; NZ kiwifruit growers out of the woods after psa disease outbreak; Zespri's sales in Japan grow by 30%; Zespri reaps benefits of NZ dairy primary growth partnership; New Zealand avocado industry nearly reaches $200m; With a great season, Hawke's Bay fruit growers prosper; NZ company struggles to market feijoas to the world; NZ tea grower wins top award; NZ exporters see potential in Asia & South America; Malaysia encouraged to work with Maori, NZ business; NZ primary school teaches kids to include veg in their diets; Contamination risk grows as people eat more fresh produce
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Brussels resumes talks on renewal of glyphosate authorisation; Chile and China sign an important fruit agreement; Asian fruit and vegetable expo; China may open up apple contracts to foreigners; Asian fruit and vegetable expo;  Five contenders for the FleuroStar Award; Ecuador: New research on pesticide exposure; The ideal trap for pest insects; Better use of the sun’s energy by crops; Chinese product that improves quality of fresh produce has strong competitiveness; US (FL): Successful trial uses bumblebees for delivery of beneficial microbes; Spain: Up to 40% more melons thanks to nanotechnology