All contractors must comply with individual orchard hygiene measures and KVH movement controls. The movement controls are outlined in the KVH Protocols and cover all inter-regional movments of risk items including contractor machinery, tools and equipment. If unsure, always check with KVH if permission for movement is required.
Transporters need to take additional precautions to reduce the spread of Psa-V.
Psa-V-infected plant material, whether as part of a load or as a 'hitchhiker', contains live Psa-V that can live for weeks at a time and carries a very high contamination risk.
Main principles for transporters
Refer to KVH Protocol: Fruit Bins for more information on inter-regional bin movement.
Contractor hygiene resources
Orchard Psa-V biosecurity pocket guide - Poster version
A poster version of the orchard Psa-V biosecurity pocket guide, translated into several languages,
can be downloaded from the links below.