All kiwifruit growing regions throughout New Zealand have clear movement controls in place for all plant material (including living kiwifruit plants, rootstock and budwood) as part of the on-going programme to contain the spread of Psa-V. The controls are designed to limit movement of any kiwifruit nursery stock between regions. The controls also require that specific conditions are met where inter-regional movement is essential and has been agreed to prior to movement.
See the 'Maps and Regional Info' page on the KVH website to view the movement control protocols in each region.
Kiwifruit Nursery Standards and Guidelines
KVH has developed a kiwifruit nursery standard and guidelines (available below) to ensure nursery producers have suitable management systems in place to identify and mitigate Psa-V infection risk. The standard covers all plants of the actinidia genus (including Arguta) and sets out clear requirements around regular symptom monitoring and laboratory testing for Psa-V. It also has a set of guidelines to highlight potential Psa-V risk factors during nursery operations including sourcing stock, hygiene practices and staff management systems. An independent verification agency will conduct annual auditing against the standard and provide a certificate of conformance for any nursery wanting to provide these assurances to their customers.
Kiwifruit Nursery Standards and Guidelines V1 September 2011 (23.09.11)