As essential businesses, in 2020 our members continued to operate through a re-engineering of systems and processes, delivering the New Zealand economy much needed domestic and export returns and ensuring continuity of food supply. In 2021, the industry has been significantly affected by border closures and a constrained labour supply.
Our NZ Apples and Pears Conference 2021 programme will focus on the learnings from COVID and how we must respond in a world turned upside-down by the pandemic. We will look at ongoing challenges and strategies to address these; the workforce and orchard of the future; the transition to automation and sustainability; loss of chemistry; future of assurances; and the changing role that Prevar will play in our future.
There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with industry colleagues and friends, as well as suppliers and government representatives.
We look forward to seeing you in Hastings for our NZ Apples and Pears Conference 2021 and AGM.
The NZ Plant Protection Society conference is being held in Napier 10-12 August, and is aligned with the NZ Apples and Pears conference.