Dear readers, welcome to our second SVM newsletter. We want to keep you posted with what has happened in our company recently, first-hand information on the Chinese fruit market and IP protection. We want this newsletter to be useful so please share your feedback and suggestions to help us improve.
Prevar Limited and the AIGN (Associated International Group of Nurseries) confirmed their ongoing partnership by signing a new agreement that will cover the foreseeable future. Jim McLean, Chairman of the Board for Prevar and Lynnell Brandt, President and Chairman of the Board for AIGN® held a signing ceremony in Havelock North, New Zealand [...]
Australia: Three major apple and pear growing areas affected by bushfires Appeared in the Fresh Fruit Portal Jan 7th 2020 The devastating bushfires in Australia have so far affected three major apple- and pear-growing areas, according to an industry representative. Apple and Pears Australia CEO Phil Turnbull said the Adelaide Hills in [...]
Protecting intellectual property - Shannon Dininny Among the many challenges with rolling out a new, managed variety is the ability to control and protect the intellectual property of the variety itself, ensuring royalties are duly paid and only those with licenses grow, pack and sell the fruit. Gone are the days when growers [...]
Joy-Wing Mau joins AIGN The International Group of Nurseries (AIGN) based in Yakima, Washington State and with members in Europe, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, S. Korea and China, has announced that Joy-Wing Mau of China has become an equity holder in the Shennong Variety Management (SVM) company in China. [...]
AIGN® celebrates 30 years as a leader in the nursery industry The Directors and Management Team of the Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN®) gathered in Havelock North, New Zealand in late May for their annual general meeting according to Company President, Mr. Lynnell Brandt. “The year 2018 marks the 30th anniversary for [...]