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Hygiene

Psa-V, and other biosecurity threats are easily spread through infected plant material and unclean machinery, tools, people and vehicles. Good hygiene practices are essential to help prevent the spread of pests and diseases (including Psa-V) between vines, orchards and regions.

Orchard Hygiene Documents

The documents below cover minimal recommended best practice for general orchard hygiene including harvest hygiene; as well as sanitisation considerations. Growers may elect to use additional (more precautious) measures if they wish.

Psa-V Orchard Hygiene Guides

The following guides are quick, step-by-step, visual guides for use by growers, harvest workers, auditors, contractors and packhouses. Pocket guide versions are available from KVH on 0800 665 825 or info@kvh.org.nz.

A poster version of the orchard Psa-V biosecurity pocket guide, translated into several languages, can be downloaded from the links below.

English | Maori | Hindi | Nepalese | Punjabi | Samoan | Spanish | Thai | Simplified Chinese   Tongan

Video

This short instructional video has been produced in English and Punjabi. Click on the links below to view the video.

English | Punjabi

Kiwifruit growers returning from overseas

Everyone in the kiwifruit industry has a responsibility to manage biosecurity risks when travelling. To assist, KVH has developed best practice for kiwifruit growers to help reduce biosecurity risk after visiting an offshore orchard or farm; and to explain what growers can expect at border control when arriving back in New Zealand.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

Suite 3, Level 1, Customhouse Building
314 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
(entrance cnr Totara and Rata Street)
PO Box 4246, Mount Maunganui, 3149
New Zealand

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz