Advocacy

Recent changes to the ACVM Act

At the 2010 Conference, Rebecca Fisher presented an invited talk on recent changes to legislation under the ACVM Act and how these impact on research. She has also provided documents outlining detailed guidelines to assist applicants:

Promoting weed-wise behaviour in nurseries

From 2007 to 2010, the NZPPS presented an award for the Most Weed-Wise Nursery in New Zealand.

New Zealand needs access to new pesticide innovations

Following on from discussions during the 2007 symposium Crop protection challenges for the future and discussions at the 2007 Annual General Meeting, the executive developed an issues paper called New Zealand needs access to new pesticide innovations. This was sent to the Minister for the Environment (with copies to the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Biosecurity, Food Safety, the CEO of ERMA and the Director-General of MAF), with a reply recieved a few weeks later.