Movement of plant material, including budwood, poses one of the greatest risks of spreading Psa-V within and between orchards and regions. It is important full traceability of budwood is maintained. This allows recall as required in the event of a biosecurity incursion.
Budwood suppliers must be KVH-registered. Click on the button below to register, or call us on 0800 665 825.
All budwood suppliers must follow budwood movement controls and complete and submit to KVH a Psa-V Risk Management Plan. These are both available in KVH Protocol: Budwood - cllick on the link below.
Ensure strict hygiene protocols are followed when grafting. Ideally, all grafting tools must be cleaned and sanitised between vines to avoid the risk of contamination and/or disease transfer between scions and stumps.
Good hygiene practice may limit or prevent the spread of Psa-V from vine to vine, and between orchards. Refer to KVH’s one-page summaries on grafting hygiene for best-practice guidelines. www.kvh.org.nz/seasonal_advice.