We aim to help all growers understand their responsibilities and requirements around managing orchards in a Psa-V environment, what KVH can do to help and other biosecurity risks to the industry.
The Growers section of our website includes a wealth of information about Psa-V management, in particular the Psa-V Best Practice Guide. Other highlights and key information are summarised below.
National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP)
In May 2013 the NPMP came into effect to help reduce the spread of Psa-V and its impacts to the kiwifruit industry—click here for the summary document. A grower levy was established to fund the NPMP.
Under the NPMP there are some mandatory activities kiwifruit growers are required to carry out. These are:
Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS)
In May 2014 KVH launched the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) to reduce the risk of kiwifruit pests and diseases being spread through the movement of nursery plants. Click here for information on buying, selling or growing kiwifruit plants.
What is Psa-V?
Click here for more information on Psa-V
Psa-V positive - what happens now?
New Zealand kiwifruit-growing regions are classified as Exclusion, Containment or Recovery regions, based on the level of Psa-V infection. Each region has a Regional Coordinator to support Psa-V management locally. Regional coordinators report to KVH and are responsible for setting up meetings in local regions and facilitating actions between contractors, post-harvest operators and growers.
KVH signage is available for orchard entry points free of charge. These signs are to raise biosecurity and Psa-V awareness to people entering the orchard. Contact KVH on 0800 665 825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order one.
Keep up to date with the latest news
Subscribe to the fortnighly KVH Bulletin to keep up to date with the latest industry news around Psa-V management and other kiwifruit biosecurity risks.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 665 825 or email@example.com
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