The final decision on the use of KeyStrepto™ is expected to be communicated to the kiwifruit industry at the end of this week.
KVH advises that the KeyStrepto™ spray option in the Spring Programme is on hold until further protocols are developed and finalised.
KVH confirmed today that some kiwifruit orchards outside the previous Priority Zone have been identified with Psa-V with secondary symptoms observed, resulting in a significant adjustment to the Priority Zone and High Risk Area boundaries.
For the first time, KVH has received a Psa-V positive result for a Hayward orchard exhibiting secondary symptoms. Dieback and exudate were reported on a female vine on an orchard in the Priority Zone. Testing has confirmed the presence of Psa-V.
BOP Times article Psa Grower says he'll fight - Minister of Agriculture David Carter visits the Psa-infected orchard of Braden Hungerford in Te Puke.
The Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Group of MAF is now giving priority to applications to register and label products for the control of the bacterial kiwifruit disease Psa over other applications.
Biosecurity Australia Advice (BAA) has drafted a report ‘Draft pest risk analysis report for Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae associated with Actinidia propagative material’ This draft report reviews the existing Australian policy and proposes additional measures to import kiwifruit propagative material from all sources.
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