Kiwifruit growers support ban on notch grafting in Te Puke area.
Almost 90 per cent of Te Puke growers have supported a Kiwifruit Vine Health proposal to ban notch grafting new kiwifruit varieties onto producing Hort16A vines, KVH CE, Barry O’Neil announced today.
The global Kiwifruit Vine Health/ZESPRI Psa Research and Development Programme, has been boosted with a significant sponsorship from leading rural bank, ANZ National.
A second bank, Rabobank, has also contributed to the programme, and further contributions have been made by the Te Puke Fruitgrowers Association, The Green Growers Association and Alto Packaging.
KVH seeks grower support to oppose notch grafting onto Hort16A with concurrent licensing of new varieties, due to Psa-V risks.
Kiwifruit Vine Health
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314 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
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PO Box 4246, Mount Maunganui, 3149
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