A3: From 17 January 2013 KVH will pay for testing of samples sent from the following regions only.
- North-West Auckland
- Hawkes Bay
- Poverty Bay
- South Island
The following conditions will apply:
- KVH will pay for the sample testing if the KPIN does not already have a confirmed Psa-V result (for any kiwifruit variety on that KPIN).
- If the symptoms have been confirmed as typical of Psa by a packhouse Psa manager, KVH will pay for the first two ‘not detected’ results.
KVH will not pay for repeated testing when the results are ‘not detected’. Once a KPIN has had two ‘not detected’ results KVH will not normally pay for further testing of that KPIN. However, if you believe there are extenuating circumstances, please contact KVH on 0800 665 825 to discuss before taking further samples. Further testing may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Once a KPIN has been confirmed Psa-V positive on any variety, KVH will not pay for any further testing on that KPIN. Growers wishing to test other varieties on the same KPIN must pay for further testing.
For those regions where KVH is not paying for testing packhouse Psa managers are reminded to report orchard status by notification to KVH of visual verification of Psa-V. Our regional maps will then reflect an accurate status for each region. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call KVH on 0800 665 825.