Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc welcomes the Psa-pathway tracing report released today by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, KVH chairman Peter McBride said.
KVH has received a Psa-V result on a kiwifruit orchard in the Rotorua area. The Whakatane Priority Zone has been extended to include the Rotorua area.
The provisional result for Psa-V on a kiwifruit orchard near Pukekohe received last week by Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc has now been confirmed. KVH has also received results identifying Psa-V on two further orchards in the Pukekohe area.
Country99TV's Tower Sector Report. David Beatson interviews John Burke about Psa.
Psa interview starts approximately 9 minutes into programme.
At the KVH annual general meeting on 15 November, KVH Chairman Peter McBride advised that John Burke would be stepping back from the role of General Manager but will continue with his financial advocacy role at KVH.
Kiwifruit Vine Health has received preliminary Psa-V results on two kiwifruit orchards in the Pukekohe area within the Franklin region. A verification process is underway with the result expected late this week.
Following identification of Psa-V on a kiwifruit orchard in Waihi, KVH has extended the Waihi Priority Zone (PZ) to include the entire Waihi region.
No detectable KeyStrepto™ residues have been found in beehives, or bee products, in the fifth and final trial to assess whether hives subjected to KeyStrepto™ spraying could be contaminated if Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc (KVH) best practice application protocols are followed.
Following identification of Psa-V on a kiwifruit orchard in Katikati, KVH has extended the Katikati Priority Zone (PZ) to include the entire region.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc will no longer be paying for testing Te Puke Priority Zone orchards for Psa-V as from Wednesday, 9 November 2011, KVH General Manager, John Burke announced today.
Following identification of Psa-V on a kiwifruit orchard in Waihi Beach, KVH has extended the Waihi Priority Zone (PZ) to include the Waihi Beach area.
A laboratory verification process has been unable to confirm the preliminary positive Psa-V result from a Kerikeri Gold orchard that Kiwifruit Vine Health received initially Friday, 28 October 2011. Further testing on other kiwifruit vine material from the Kerikeri region has not returned any Psa-V positive test results either.
The plant activator, or elicitor, Actigard has been approved for use by regulatory authorities on kiwifruit vines for the control of Psa-V, subject to existing Kiwifruit Vine Health spray guidelines. Actigard will be released this week to kiwifruit growers as part of the seasonal Psa Management Programme.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc is still awaiting validation of the preliminary positive Psa-V result on a kiwifruit orchard in Kerikeri, received last Friday, 28 October. A verification process takes some time so the result is not expected until later this week or early next week.
KVH's acting general manager, Terry Richards, discusses the recent discovery of Psa-V in an orchard in Katikati.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc has received a preliminary Psa-V positive result on a kiwifruit orchard in Kerikeri. A verification process is underway and the result is expected next week.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc has received a Psa-V positive result on an Opotiki orchard (located to the east of the Opotiki township).
Trials to assess whether hives subjected to KeyStrepto™ spraying could be contaminated, if KVH’s best practice application protocols are followed, have found no detectable KeyStrepto™ residues in beehives or bee products.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc has received a Psa-V positive result on a kiwifruit orchard in Matata (located between Te Puke and Whakatane).
Following confirmation of a Psa-V on a kiwifruit orchard in Te Puna today, KVH has extended the Tauranga Priority Zone (PZ) to include the whole Tauranga region.
Following the recent establishment of new Priority Zones in Waihi, Katikati and Whakatane, the High Risk Areas have been extended to include parts of the Coromandel peninsula and the eastern Bay of Plenty areas of Opotiki and Te Kaha.
Psa-V, now spreading to Katikati and Waihi, is likely to cost global kiwifruit marketer Zespri International at least $100 million in overseas earnings next year.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc has received a Psa-V positive result on a kiwifruit orchard in Whakatane.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc has received a Psa-V positive result on a kiwifruit orchard in Katikati.
KVH's acting general manager, Terry Richards, discusses the recent discovery of Psa-V in an orchard in Waihi and KVH's response to this development.
On Radio New Zealand's Midday Rural News, (5:11) Ian Greaves (Relationship Manager, KVH) talks about the emotional impact the Psa vine disease outbreak is having and the stress management workshops that are being held.
Northlanders are being urged to remain vigilant and do their bit to help curb the spread of the kiwifruit vine-killing disease PSA and other unwanted nasties, including pest plants and animals.
KVH has received a Psa-V positive result on a Green kiwifruit orchard in Waihi. KVH has established a new Priority Zone south of Waihi town and has extended the High Risk Area to include all of the Waihi region.
KVH has received a new Psa-V result from Verified Lab Services (VLS) on a Green orchard in Waihi.
KeyStrepto™ Key Facts - Information about KeyStreptoTM as a restricted spray option.
John Burke talks to Radio New Zealand - Kiwifruit growers have been given the go-ahead to use an antibiotic to bring the vine-killing disease PSA under control in Bay of Plenty.
Simon Limmer, ZESPRI, talks to Morning Rural News - Kiwifruit growers have been given the go-ahead to use an antibiotic to bring the vine-killing disease PSA under control in Bay of Plenty.
KVH has confirmed its recommendation for the use of KeyStrepto™ as a short-term spray option for Psa-V affected areas.
KVH is pleased to announce that Linda Peacock has been appointed as its technical manager.
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.
PSA has now spread beyond the Priority Zone to 19 more properties in Te Puke and an orchard in the previously-unaffected Tauranga region. The Priority Zones and High Risk Areas have been extended. See the National Evening News broadcast, 12 August 2011 on TV3.
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.
NZKGI Media Release
ZESPRI Media Release
On Radio New Zealand's Rural Report, Ian Greaves (KVH Case Manager) talks about the KVH/ZESPRI Psa information stand in Te Puke, Saturday 26 June and Saturday 2 July 2011. Midday Rural News for 27 June 2011.
On Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme, Kathryn Ryan speaks to John Burke (KVH general manager), David Yard (MAF biosecurity response manager) and Peter Ombler (NZ Kiwifruit Growers Inc president) The kiwifruit industry battle against PSA
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