A nursery is defined as 'any person or other entity that propagates Actinidia plant species to any age for sale or movement outside of the property'.
All nurseries (except those already KVH accredited) providing rootstock, plants and seedlings are required to register with KVH and adhere to KVH Protocol: Nursery Stock. This includes having a Psa-V Nursery Stock Risk Management Plan in place. All relevant documents are available by clicking on the links below.
The movement controls, including controlled area notice and permissions for accredited and other registered nurseries, are available here.
Anyone requiring assistance preparing this plan please contact KVH 0800 665 825.
Home gardeners, nurseries and retail outlet resources
KVH has developed a resource for home gardeners, nurseries and retailers. Click on the links below to access these fliers
High Health - Updated
KVH is proposing to introduce a plant certification scheme to achieve the following goal:
To supply kiwifruit plants free of high risk pests and diseases, supporting long term success and future growth of the New Zealand kiwifruit industry.
Experience with Psa-V has demonstrated that movements of kiwifruit plant material present one of the greatest risks in terms of spreading pests and disease, and the high cost if biosecurity risks are not effectively managed.
Benefits the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme is designed to provide are:
Information about the proposal, the first of the two standards, the ‘Core’ Standard and accompanying Manual can be found below:
KVH seeks feedback on how the proposed scheme will operate, and on the ‘Core’ Standard.
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.
On receipt of a copy of this certificate KVH will add the nursery to the list of accredited nurseries below.