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Grower News
11 August 2016
KVH Annual Update 2016 - now available
11 August 2016
Growers who have received their AGM packs in the post should have also received a copy of the latest KVH Annual Update for 2015/16. This report not only contains KVH’s key activities and...
KVH Annual Update 2016 - now available
11 August 2016

Growers who have received their AGM packs in the post should have also received a copy of the latest KVH Annual Update for 2015/16.

This report not only contains KVH’s key activities and events over this period, but it also profiles some of the kiwifruit industry’s biggest biosecurity threats; outlines how biosecurity risk is changing around the world and what we are doing in terms of readiness and response so we are prepared for the next biosecurity challenge should it occur.
 
It also contains an overview of the ongoing research and development programme that continues to help growers understand and manage Psa and some of the challenges the industry is facing.
 
Click here for an online copy.
Grower News
11 August 2016
Psa symposium
11 August 2016
The 2016 Psa Symposium was held on Monday in Palmerston North and was well attended by industry, researchers, MPI staff and other interested groups—many of whom also stayed on to attend the New...
Psa symposium
11 August 2016

The 2016 Psa Symposium was held on Monday in Palmerston North and was well attended by industry, researchers, MPI staff and other interested groups—many of whom also stayed on to attend the New Zealand Plant Protection Society Conference which ran 9-11 August.

Keynote speakers were Dr Francesco Spinelli, Associate professor at Bologna University in Italy and Dr Liliana Cano, Associate Professor at the University of Florida.
 
Dr Spinelli presented on what is now known about factors influencing the spread and virulence of Psa within different cultivars; and Dr Cano described the role plant effectors have played in the management of serious diseases in a range of horticultural crops including potatoes, tomatoes, hops and Florida citrus.
 
Progress in breeding for Psa tolerance, possible future Psa control products, advances in the understanding of the genetic basis of resistance to control products and the development of detection techniques including for use in border control were all topics included in the programme.
 
Workshops on Psa resistance and epidemiology also allowed for exchange of ideas on future research needs.
 
Growers invited to Dr Spinelli’s presentation
 
Growers have an opportunity tomorrow (Friday 12 August) to hear Dr Spinelli present at a grower meeting in Te Puke alongside Elaine Gould (Zespri) with an overview of the conference; Joel Vanneste (P&FR) who will give an update on resistance; Phil Elmer (P&FR) will present on BCAs and Andrew Harrison (KVH) who will give a biosecurity update.
 
When: Friday 12 August, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Orchard Church, McLoughlin Road, Te Puke
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.

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314 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
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New Zealand

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz