Due to KVH identifying seemingly inconsistent Psa-V laboratory test results for orchards in Whangarei and Kerikeri from late October, along with a lack of progression of Psa-V symptoms on orchards in these areas, a review of laboratory Psa-V testing processes was initiated.
KVH welcomes Government decision to support growers affected by Psa
Minister Carter today (Wednesday 5 December 2012) announced that Psa had been declared an adverse event for the entire North Island. No declaration has been made for the South Island as Psa has not been detected there.
Zespri welcomes today’s announcement of Government support for kiwifruit orchardists worst-hit by the vine-killing disease Psa who face a harvest with no crop as a result of Psa infection, said Zespri CEO Lain Jager.
The Minister for Primary Industries declared the Psa-V vine disease affecting North Island kiwifruit growers as a medium-scale biosecurity event under the Government’s Primary Sector Recovery Policy on December 5, 2012.
KVH has received Psa-V positive test results on two orchards South of Te Awamutu and outside of the existing Waikato controlled area.
Further testing has confirmed a positive Psa-V test result on the orchard near Te Karaka in the northern Poverty Bay region.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has received a provisional Psa-V positive test result on an orchard near Te Karaka in the north of the Poverty Bay region. A verification process is currently underway.
KVH has received Psa-V positive test results on two orchards near Paeroa in the Waikato region.
KVH has received a Psa-V positive test result on an orchard near Tuakau in the Franklin region.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has received a provisional Psa-V positive test result on a Hort16A vine in an orchard near Maungatapere in the Whangarei region. A verification process is underway and the result is expected on Friday.
KVH has received a Psa-V positive test result on an orchard near Hamilton in the Waikato region. This brings the total number of Psa-V positive orchards in the Waikato region to ten.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has received a Psa-V positive test result on a male vine in an Enza Gold orchard in Kerikeri. This is the first confirmed case of Psa-V in the Kerikeri region.
KVH has received Psa-V positive test results on four Hayward orchards near Whangamata in the Coromandel region. This brings the total number of Psa-V positive orchards in the Coromandel region to nine.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) have worked together to review the movement controls that currently apply to artificial pollination.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has received a Psa-V positive test result on Hort16A vines in an orchard near Taradale in Hawkes Bay. This is the first reported case of Psa-V in Hawkes Bay.
KVH has received a Psa-V positive test result on a male vine in a Hayward orchard in Matamata in the Waikato region. This brings the total number of Psa-V positive orchards in the Waikato region to seven.
KVH has received a Psa-V positive test result on organic Hort16A vines on an orchard in Karapiro in the Waikato region.
KVH has received a Psa-V positive test result on male vines in a Hort16A orchard block near Clevedon in the Franklin region.
KVH has received positive Psa-V laboratory test results on three additional orchards in the Whenuakite area in the Coromandel.
KeyStrepto™ to be released to industry next week.
A second laboratory test has confirmed a Psa-V positive test result on the Gold9 vines in a kiwifruit orchard in Whenuakite in the Coromandel.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc (KVH) has received a provisional Psa-V positive result on four Gold9 vines in a kiwifruit orchard in Whenuakite in the Coromandel. This is the first reported case of Psa-V in the Coromandel region. A verification process is underway and the result is expected tomorrow.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc (KVH) has received a Psa-V positive result on a Hort16A Gold kiwifruit orchard near Te Awamutu in South Waikato. This is the first reported case of Psa-V in the Waikato.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH), the pan-kiwifruit industry body leading the response to Psa, welcomes recommendations by the independent Sapere Review to improve New Zealand’s border security.
New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) says the findings of a review into the incursion of the kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa, underline how critical it is for the country’s Biosecurity to be appropriately resourced.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released the findings of an independent review of import requirements and border processes following an outbreak of the kiwifruit vine disease, Psa-V, in New Zealand.
Farmers and growers impacted by a biosecurity incursion may be eligible for recovery assistance under a new Biosecurity Recovery Framework, Primary Industries Minister David Carter announced today.
The Government has today announced a new Primary Sector Recovery Policy that will include a Biosecurity Recovery Framework. Previously the Adverse Events policy only applied to climatic events and natural disasters, but not to Biosecurity incursions.
ZESPRI has today announced the next stage in the recovery pathway from the devasting vine-killing disease Psa with the release of 2068 hectares of Gold3, a commercialised kiwifruit variety with tolerance to the disease.
KVH welcomes today’s release by ZESPRI of over 2000 hectares of Gold3 license allocation as the next positive step in the Psa-V recovery pathway.
KVH’s Financial Recovery Coordinator (and former General Manager), John Burke, has this week confirmed his resignation to the KVH Board.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has today released a report on the impact of the vine-killing disease, Psa-V, which confirms the significant setback the disease has dealt to the kiwifruit industry and the wider communities which rely on it.
ZESPRI supports KVH's request to restrict concurrent licensing in Te Puke and has accordingly amended its concurrent licence process to provide a mechanism to manage responsible notch grafting nationally.
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.
ZESPRI has announced the start of a recovery pathway from the devastating vine-killing disease Psa involving the wide-scale release of a newly commercialised gold kiwifruit variety, known as Gold3.
Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc has appointed a biosecurity operational specialist, Barry O’Neil, as its new chief executive KVH chair Peter McBride announced today. Mr O’Neil will commence Monday, March 5, 2012.
NZKGI has appointed an employment co-ordinator in the Bay of Plenty to help retain skilled kiwifruit industry workers in the region as the impact of the vine-killing disease Psa spreads.
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