If you have not received your AGM grower pack please contact KVH on 0800 665 825.
Tuesday's release of MPI’s ‘Biosecurity 2025’ discussion document for industry consultation is the next positive step forward in the Biosecurity 2025 project and KVH welcomes its release.
As a GIA partner, KVH looks forward to once again engaging with the kiwifruit industry, GIA partners, MPI and Minister Guy on this project.
The Biosecurity 2025 project was launched by MPI in April 2015 to review and future-proof New Zealand's biosecurity system and KVH gave feedback and input into the initial discussion document on behalf of the kiwifruit industry.
As reported in MPI’s recent Surveillance Magazine, a member of the public reported a suspect bug after receiving a UV lamp from the US via mail.
An MPI Incursion Investigator immediately collected the specimen and inspected the packaging it had arrived in. No further insects were found. The insect was subsequently identified as an unmated female Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). The individual was a lone hitch-hiker so the biosecurity risk was eliminated by its capture and destruction.
This interception highlights the risk of BMSB entering NZ through internet purchases from overseas and the importance of reporting any suspicious pests that may arrive through this pathway.
KVH will be presenting to growers at the upcoming Zespri grower road shows from 1 to 8 July. KVH Chief Executive Barry O’Neil will give an overview on the internal review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan, the new Psa-V Risk Model, the latest developments with product resistance and the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) which will be fully implemented on 1 October 2016.
The grower road shows are an opportunity for growers to engage with industry leaders and ask any questions they may have.
Click here for the full schedule.
BH Horticulture is the tenth nursery to join the KPCS and the first Te Puke-based nursery to start selling KPCS-certified kiwifruit plants. BH Horticulture is selling Bruno rootstock under cover.
From 1 October the KPCS will be fully implemented and only certified plants may be bought or sold after this date.
Click here for a list of nurseries and their status on the KVH website.
Click here for more information about the KPCS.
Growers using ‘Safari’ as their website browser may be experiencing an error message when accessing the new Psa-V Risk Model. Safari is the default browser for iPhones and the only browser which does not allow third party cookies by default. For this reason, it is giving the error message. What are cookies?
While KVH works with HortPlus to find a permanent solution for this, an immediate solution is to firstly trying changing your browser to ‘google chrome’ or change the privacy settings in Safari to the ‘Always Allow’ option. An explanation and instructions can be found here.
We apologise for any inconvenience and will keep users updated with progress.