Shed meetings are a new opportunity for NZPPI members and stakeholders to catch up and engage in discussions and debate.
Around 40 people, including the NZPPI board, attended the first of these regional meetings, held at Andrew and Lisa Bowman’s Twining Valley Nursery in Mangatawhiri, North Waikato.
The shed meeting began with a tour of this award winning nursery which specialises in hedging systems for landscapes, followed by a demonstration of agrichemical application by Waikato based consultant Dr John Paul Praat.
In the open forum discussion, members shared their views and concerns on a range of topics, including the future of myrtle rust, the Plant Production Biosecurity Scheme (PPBS) and GIA.
Shed meetings provide an opportunity to provide feedback to NZPPI about your views and priorities. Keep an eye out for one in your region, and let us know if you would like to host one.