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Grower News
11 August 2016
Psa - 2015/16 year in review
11 August 2016
KVH has developed a report of Psa observations throughout the regions during the 2015/16 growing season – click here to view. The report summarises the effects of Psa on different varieties,...
Psa - 2015/16 year in review
11 August 2016

KVH has developed a report of Psa observations throughout the regions during the 2015/16 growing season – click here to view.

The report summarises the effects of Psa on different varieties, how growers are managing the disease in each region and how high-risk weather and specific events have impacted production.
 
Biosecurity News
11 August 2016
Biosecurity 2025 - have your say
11 August 2016
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is holding six hui and public meetings around the country during August and September so New Zealanders can have their say and help influence the government...
Biosecurity 2025 - have your say
11 August 2016

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is holding six hui and public meetings around the country during August and September so New Zealanders can have their say and help influence the government on biosecurity. This follows the release of MPI’s ‘Biosecurity 2025’ discussion document in late July.

At the meetings participants will be asked their views about how all New Zealanders can work together to keep New Zealand free from pests and diseases.
 
Feedback from these meetings will contribute to the drafting of a Direction Statement which will inform New Zealand’s future biosecurity strategy.
 
KVH will also hold a meeting with MPI, key industry leaders and biosecurity contributors to develop a submission on behalf of the kiwifruit industry. This meeting will be held on Monday 22 August from 10am to 12pm. If you are interested in attending the industry meeting, please contact KVH on 0800 665 825 or email info@kvh.org.nz for more details. 
 
Click here for the schedule of MPI public meeting dates and more information on the Biosecurity 2025 project.
Grower News
11 August 2016
Budwood movement
11 August 2016
Growers are advised to use the cleanest source of budwood and from their own orchard wherever possible. Zespri supplies some Gold3 budwood, however, where growers are asked to source their own, it...
Budwood movement
11 August 2016

Growers are advised to use the cleanest source of budwood and from their own orchard wherever possible. Zespri supplies some Gold3 budwood, however, where growers are asked to source their own, it must meet the movement control requirements outlined in the KVH Protocol: Budwood.

These controls apply to all those involved in the budwood/grafting process including growers, grafters and post-harvest operators. Anyone supplying budwood must be registered with KVH and complete a Psa-V Risk Management Plan.
 
If you are unsure of any of the requirements relating to budwood supply or movement, please contact KVH on 0800 665 825 or email info@kvh.org.nz.
Grower News
11 August 2016
Biosecurity responsibility when returning to NZ
11 August 2016
Growers returning to New Zealand from offshore are reminded to clean shoes and clothing, particularly after visiting foreign orchards and agricultural areas. KVH has developed best practice for...
Biosecurity responsibility when returning to NZ
11 August 2016

Growers returning to New Zealand from offshore are reminded to clean shoes and clothing, particularly after visiting foreign orchards and agricultural areas.

KVH has developed best practice for kiwifruit growers to help reduce biosecurity risk after visiting an offshore orchard or farm; and also what they can expect through border control when arriving back in New Zealand. Click here.
Company Notices
11 August 2016
AGM - voting now underway for director nominees
11 August 2016
Voting is now underway for three grower director positions on the KVH Board. Eleven grower candidates have been nominated. AGM voting packs were posted to all eligible growers on Friday 5...
AGM - voting now underway for director nominees
11 August 2016

Voting is now underway for three grower director positions on the KVH Board. Eleven grower candidates have been nominated. AGM voting packs were posted to all eligible growers on Friday 5 August.

Growers are encouraged to refer to the information about the 11 nominees included in their AGM voting pack before voting, click here for information.
 
Growers may vote prior to the AGM by returning their vote by post in the freepost envelope provided in their voting packs or in person at the AGM. All postal votes must be received by the close of the AGM on 31 August 2016.
 
KVH AGM details:
• When: Wednesday 31 August, 9.30am
• Where: ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
Protocols & Movement Controls
28 July 2016
NPMP review - final document on website
28 July 2016
KVH has completed its internal, non-statutory review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) and the final document is available on the KVH website here.    KVH carried out...
NPMP review - final document on website
28 July 2016
KVH has completed its internal, non-statutory review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) and the final document is available on the KVH website here
 
KVH carried out consultation and met with growers and postharvest for their feedback throughout July. Specific matters raised during the consultation, and the Board’s response to these, are included in the final review document.
Grower News
28 July 2016
Grower meeting follows Psa Symposium
28 July 2016
A unique opportunity is available for growers to attend a meeting in Te Puke where guest speakers Dr Francesco Spinelli (Italy) will present the latest Psa research and Assistant Professor Liliana...
Grower meeting follows Psa Symposium
28 July 2016
A unique opportunity is available for growers to attend a meeting in Te Puke where guest speakers Dr Francesco Spinelli (Italy) will present the latest Psa research and Assistant Professor Liliana Cano (USA) will talk about novel control approaches for pathogens in the citrus industry. 
 
This will be followed by an overview from the Psa R&D Innovation Team.  
  • When: Friday 12 August, 2pm – 4pm 
  • Where: Orchard Church, McLoughlin Road, Te Puke
Dr Spinelli and Professor Cano will be in New Zealand to present at the New Zealand Plant Protection Society (NZPPS) Psa Symposium, which is being held on 8 - 11 August in Palmerston North. More information on the Symposium is available on the Zespri Canopy.
Protocols & Movement Controls
28 July 2016
Two new nurseries join the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS)
28 July 2016
Ohaeawai Nursery in Mangawhai and Harts Hideaway Nursery in Katikati are the latest nurseries to join the KPCS and are now selling certified kiwifruit plants.    By joining the KPCS,...
Two new nurseries join the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS)
28 July 2016
Ohaeawai Nursery in Mangawhai and Harts Hideaway Nursery in Katikati are the latest nurseries to join the KPCS and are now selling certified kiwifruit plants. 
 
By joining the KPCS, these nurseries demonstrate they are managing biosecurity risks, have been independently audited, visually inspected for target organisms and returned a non-detected result for a very comprehensive testing regime for Psa-V.
 
From 1 October 2016 the KPCS becomes fully implemented, meaning all nurseries must be part of the Scheme to be able to sell kiwifruit plants. 
Click here for a list of nurseries and their status.
 
Biosecurity News
28 July 2016
KVH staff visit Kiwiberry operation
28 July 2016
Last week staff from KVH visited Kiwi Produce in Paengaroa for an overview of the kiwiberry operation and to sign funding agreements following the Minister’s agreement for KVH to represent NZ...
KVH staff visit Kiwiberry operation
28 July 2016
Last week staff from KVH visited Kiwi Produce in Paengaroa for an overview of the kiwiberry operation and to sign funding agreements following the Minister’s agreement for KVH to represent NZ Kiwiberry Growers (NZKBG) under Government Industry Agreements (GIA). 
 
As the two industries have a commonality of biosecurity issues, and kiwiberries are likely to be susceptible to many of the same pests and diseases as other kiwifruit cultivars, working together in partnership makes sense. 
 
KVH is currently working to determine what pests and diseases will be the biggest threats to kiwiberry and identify what readiness activities are required to mitigate the risk of these threats.
 
Grower News
28 July 2016
Protective spray compliance
28 July 2016
KVH has recently carried out a review of the Zespri spray diary records for the 2015-16 harvest to ensure kiwifruit growers are complying with the requirements under the National Psa-V Pest...
Protective spray compliance
28 July 2016
KVH has recently carried out a review of the Zespri spray diary records for the 2015-16 harvest to ensure kiwifruit growers are complying with the requirements under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) by applying a KVH-approved crop protection product to their orchards.
 
Overall there has been an excellent level of compliance amongst growers. KVH is following up with a very small number who appear to have not applied any form of protective spray to help them achieve compliance.
Biosecurity News
28 July 2016
KiwiNet workshop highlights biosecurity risks
28 July 2016
The ‘KiwiNet’ team meet twice-yearly as part of their ongoing commitment to championing biosecurity within the industry; and on Wednesday KVH held a workshop for the group where they were...
KiwiNet workshop highlights biosecurity risks
28 July 2016
The ‘KiwiNet’ team meet twice-yearly as part of their ongoing commitment to championing biosecurity within the industry; and on Wednesday KVH held a workshop for the group where they were presented with topical biosecurity information relevant to the kiwifruit industry.
 
The main focus of the workshop was to work through the challenges of a fruit fly incursion during harvest with Zespri and MPI.
 
Zespri’s Elaine Gould also presented the group with an overview of ‘Verona vine decline’—a serious issue currently affecting kiwifruit vines in Verona, Italy.
 
Rapidly declining vines were first reported in 2012 where 50 hectares of kiwifruit were affected and recent reports suggest this has now reached 2000 hectares in 2016.
 
Symptoms include discolouration, reduced vegetative growth, dieback and reduced fruit development. The most obvious symptom is below ground the root system of affected plants is strongly compromised. Root rot is widespread with reduced diameter and lack the fibrous feeder roots. 
 
The cause of the vine decline is unknown, but may result from a combination of factors including pathogens, soil structure, irrigation and climate. The KVH/Zespri Biosecurity Innovation Programme has recently contributed around $16k to support research into the cause of the decline and to identify possible pathogens.
 
Company Notices
28 July 2016
Voting now underway for director nominees
28 July 2016
Voting is now underway for three grower directors on the KVH Board. AGM voting packs were posted to all eligible growers on Friday 5 August. There are 11 nominees for three grower director...
Voting now underway for director nominees
28 July 2016
Voting is now underway for three grower directors on the KVH Board. AGM voting packs were posted to all eligible growers on Friday 5 August. There are 11 nominees for three grower director positions on the KVH Board. 
 
Growers are encouraged to refer to the information about the 11 nominees included in their AGM voting pack before voting - or click here.
 
Growers may vote prior to the AGM by returning their vote by post in the freepost envelope provided in their voting packs or in person at the AGM. All postal votes must be received by the close of the AGM on 31 August 2016. 
 
KVH AGM details
  • When: Wednesday 31 August, 9.30am
  • Where: ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
Nominees:
  • Adrian Gault
  • David Tanner
  • Graham Milne
  • Ian Schultz
  • Phil Jones
  • Ross Bawden
  • Seth Pardoe
  • Simon Cook
  • Terry Richards
  • Tom Davies
  • Wade Hunkin

If you have not received your AGM grower pack please contact KVH on 0800 665 825.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

Suite 3, Level 1, Customhouse Building
314 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
(entrance cnr Totara and Rata Street)
PO Box 4246, Mount Maunganui, 3149
New Zealand

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz