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Biosecurity News
22 September 2016
Kiwifruit left to rot on Bay of Plenty roadside
22 September 2016
A load of kiwifruit was spilled onto a Bay of Plenty roadside recently when the truck driver swerved to avoid an accident. Although part of the load was cleaned up at the time, a lot of fruit...
Kiwifruit left to rot on Bay of Plenty roadside
22 September 2016
A load of kiwifruit was spilled onto a Bay of Plenty roadside recently when the truck driver swerved to avoid an accident. Although part of the load was cleaned up at the time, a lot of fruit remained along the drain and adjoining bank, quickly becoming a rotting mess and attracting complaints. 
 
Once brought to the attention of KVH and the Bay of Plenty Regional Councils Pollution Prevention team, the trucking company and nearby postharvest company were advised and the trucking company immediately cleaned up what contractors hadn’t removed in the first instance. 
 
While this incident had a good end result, KVH urges any kiwifruit industry company involved in a spill or pollution event to contact KVH and their local regional council immediately after to seek advice and assistance to remedy the problem.  
 
Fermenting fruit can pollute waterways and present a seed-source for birds. Once spread, these seeds can grow into wild kiwifruit vines in native bush and forestry blocks, smothering native bush and posing a risk of spreading Psa. 
 
A pro-active call for help is always preferable to the risk of legal action for leaving a polluted site.  KVH thanks the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the trucking company involved in the clean-up for completing the required work.    
 
Grower News
8 September 2016
Spring brings Psa symptoms
8 September 2016
As spring sap begins to flow and vines come out of winter dormancy, Psa symptoms are being reported. Spring is a high-risk season for Psa, and growers are recommended to start monitoring vines to...
Spring brings Psa symptoms
8 September 2016
As spring sap begins to flow and vines come out of winter dormancy, Psa symptoms are being reported. Spring is a high-risk season for Psa, and growers are recommended to start monitoring vines to understand how Psa is unfolding on their orchards this spring. 
 
To date, some reports from around the regions include:
  • Edgecumbe: exudate is being seen on some leader cankers and suckers retained as graft options.
  • Waikato: sites previously affected by Psa are showing exudate in male and female buds.
  • Hawkes Bay: some Psa positive sites are seeing symptoms on more plants – mainly younger vines in more stressed areas. Some Hayward and G3 symptoms are appearing worse than the same time last year. 
  • Waihi and Whanganui: both regions are showing spring symptoms.
Use the Psa-V Risk Model to help identify upcoming risk periods and to assist with timing of protective sprays. 
 
Click here to register for a login for the Psa-V Risk Model if you don’t already have one. 
 
Growers are invited to join a Zespri webinar on Wednesday 14 September at 4pm that will cover R&D projects, an update on resistance and best practice through spring. Full details, including instructions on how to join the webinar are available on the Zespri Canopy
 
Grower News
8 September 2016
Mandatory monitoring requirements
8 September 2016
It’s that time of year again. Mandatory monitoring and reporting requirements for 2016 are outlined on the KVH website here.   In summary, all orchards in an ‘Exclusion’...
Mandatory monitoring requirements
8 September 2016
It’s that time of year again. Mandatory monitoring and reporting requirements for 2016 are outlined on the KVH website here.
 
In summary, all orchards in an ‘Exclusion’ region and all ‘Not Detected’ orchards require mandatory monitoring between 15 September and 15 October. Reporting to KVH is due 31 October.
 
Additionally, all growers in the Whangarei Controlled Area are required to monitor and report their results on the following dates:
  • 23 September
  • 7 October
  • 21 October
  • 4 November
Company Notices
8 September 2016
AGM results
8 September 2016
Last week KVH announced the results from its AGM, including the election of three new grower members to the KVH Board of Directors: David Tanner, Adrian Gault and Simon Cook.   All AGM...
AGM results
8 September 2016
Last week KVH announced the results from its AGM, including the election of three new grower members to the KVH Board of Directors: David Tanner, Adrian Gault and Simon Cook.
 
All AGM Resolutions put forward were approved by KVH members. 
  • Click here to view the 2016 Resolutions and their explanations.
  • Click here for all the AGM documents, including the Financial Statements, Chairman’s Report and the KVH Annual Update.
 
Grower News
8 September 2016
Finding Psa for the first time
8 September 2016
Growers who find Psa for the first time on their property are required to advise KVH within 48 hours of identification. KVH will pay for lab testing in Exclusion regions and 'Not Detected' orchards...
Finding Psa for the first time
8 September 2016
Growers who find Psa for the first time on their property are required to advise KVH within 48 hours of identification. KVH will pay for lab testing in Exclusion regions and 'Not Detected' orchards in Containment regions only. 
 
Growers organising their own testing are reminded Hill Laboratories run testing for Psa once a week – every Wednesday. However, for urgent sampling, they can turn around a rapid test within 48 hours if need be. There is an additional cost to do this.
 
Click here for KVH's sampling and testing page.
 
Biosecurity News
8 September 2016
A biosecurity team of 4.7 million
8 September 2016
This is one of five ambitious strategic directions MPI is proposing as part of Biosecurity 2025 and one which KVH firmly supports.   Success means that by 2025, all New Zealander’s will...
A biosecurity team of 4.7 million
8 September 2016
This is one of five ambitious strategic directions MPI is proposing as part of Biosecurity 2025 and one which KVH firmly supports.
 
Success means that by 2025, all New Zealander’s will be aware of and knowledgeable about biosecurity and empowered to participate as biosecurity guardians.
 
As part of MPI’s consultation process, KVH and other industries participated in a workshop hosted by MPI to work through this strategic direction to make this goal a reality. The workshop’s aim was to bring relevant industries together to better understand the strategic direction and give input about what it will deliver, what actions for different audiences will be required, how it will be implemented and what measures will assess progress.
 
Biosecurity 2025 is about reviewing and future-proofing New Zealand's biosecurity system. Public and industry consultation is underway and KVH will be putting forward a submission on behalf of the kiwifruit industry before it closes tomorrow. The submission will be available once finalised.
 
Protocols & Movement Controls
8 September 2016
Correct disposal of plant material
8 September 2016
Reports of kiwifruit trunks being dumped in gullies and roadsides following cut out for winter grafting is concerning.   Trunks are a risk item capable of spreading Psa or exacerbating wild...
Correct disposal of plant material
8 September 2016
Reports of kiwifruit trunks being dumped in gullies and roadsides following cut out for winter grafting is concerning.
 
Trunks are a risk item capable of spreading Psa or exacerbating wild kiwifruit infestations, as they are capable of taking root and growing if dumped in a damp place. 
 
Growers must ensure all kiwifruit plant material is removed and disposed of according to KVH Protocol: Disposal Options, i.e. controlled burial, burning or mulching on site.  If dumped vines regrow and result in wild kiwifruit, growers will have to pay for the cost of control.
Company Notices
1 September 2016
KVH Director Election Results
1 September 2016
Kiwifruit Vine Health is pleased to announce the election of three new grower members to the KVH Board of Directors: David Tanner, Adrian Gault and Simon Cook.   David, Adrian and Simon are...
KVH Director Election Results
1 September 2016
Kiwifruit Vine Health is pleased to announce the election of three new grower members to the KVH Board of Directors: David Tanner, Adrian Gault and Simon Cook.
 
David, Adrian and Simon are kiwifruit growers committed to biosecurity and bring a significant amount of combined knowledge and experience to the KVH Board.
 
Many thanks to all eleven candidates who demonstrated leadership and commitment to the industry by putting themselves forward as nominees and to all our members who voted.
 
Voting for the grower directors closed following yesterday’s Annual General Meeting.
 
KVH Annual General Meeting Results
All resolutions put forward to the members at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting for KVH Incorporated (KVHI) and The KVH Foundation Incorporated (KVHF) were approved.
 
Click here to view the 2016 Resolutions and their explanations.
 
Click here for all the AGM documents, including the Financial Statements, Chairman’s Report and the KVH Annual Update.
Grower News
25 August 2016
Psa-V Best Practice Guide + Wall Chart now online
25 August 2016
The Psa-V Best Practice Guide for 2016-17 has been finalised and is now available on the KVH website here. To accompany the online Guide, a summarised ‘Wall Chart’ version is also...
Psa-V Best Practice Guide + Wall Chart now online
25 August 2016

The Psa-V Best Practice Guide for 2016-17 has been finalised and is now available on the KVH website here.

To accompany the online Guide, a summarised ‘Wall Chart’ version is also available online here. Growers will receive an A2 poster-sized copy of the Wall Chart in the post with the next Kiwiflier.

A key feature of this annual Guide and Wall Chart is the KVH Recommended Product List which sets out the upcoming season’s approved products for protection against Psa-V, their year-round application rates and permitted use periods.
 
Key changes to this season’s Recommended Product List include the following:
  • New copper product, AG Copp 75, has been included.
  • KeyStrepto™ is available under a Justified Approval (JA) only.
  • Kasumin® is limited to one application for the season.
  • A second application of a bactericide (Kasumin® or KeyStrepto™) may be allowed under JA only.
  • Kasumin® is permitted from the start of bud break until 21 days before the start of flowering (male or female).
  • KeyStrepto is permitted from the start of bud break until 7 days before the start of flowering (male or female).
  • CPPU (Ambitious/Caplit) - one application permitted from bud break until 7 days before the first female flower opens. Not permitted on gold varieties.
  • A second CPPU application may be allowed under a JA only.
  • Soil applied Actigard™ has been removed. It may be permitted under a JA only.
Any changes to the Guide, including updates to the KVH Recommended Product List, will be made to the online versions.
 
Grower News
25 August 2016
Online training video for Psa-V Risk Model
25 August 2016
An online video tutorial has been developed to guide users through the Psa-V Risk Model, demonstrating how to use the weather tools available to them. Click here to view the online...
Online training video for Psa-V Risk Model
25 August 2016
An online video tutorial has been developed to guide users through the Psa-V Risk Model, demonstrating how to use the weather tools available to them.
Growers must be registered with the KVH website to access the model. Click here to register now.
R&D News
25 August 2016
New research highlights value of wound protectants
25 August 2016
Research trials, designed to test if wound protectants could provide effective protection against infection by Psa after pruning, have shown copper paste and InocBloc paste consistently protected...
New research highlights value of wound protectants
25 August 2016
Research trials, designed to test if wound protectants could provide effective protection against infection by Psa after pruning, have shown copper paste and InocBloc paste consistently protected wounds in both potted plant trials and in Chieftain male vines in the field. These treatments, applied immediately after pruning, provided significant wound protection in both winter and spring. 
 
The research also showed that where wound protectants were not applied, the incidence of Chieftain kiwifruit canes naturally infected by Psa in winter increased from 3.3% to 50% in the two weeks after wounding. In spring, the incidence increased from 30% to 72%. This supports messages to apply effective wound protectants immediately after pruning to reduce infection of vines in the field.
 
InocBloc paste is a pine based product. It is listed in the Zespri crop protection standard and is in the process of registration with BioGro. Organic growers interested in using this product must obtain approval prior to use and should contact their BioGro auditor or the BioGro office.
 
Click here for the research report.

Biosecurity News
25 August 2016
Latest biosecurity news from MPI
25 August 2016
MPI’s latest edition of The Border Space has been released, updating readers on the latest biosecurity news and activity from MPI.  Interesting articles for kiwifruit growers from the...
Latest biosecurity news from MPI
25 August 2016

MPI’s latest edition of The Border Space has been released, updating readers on the latest biosecurity news and activity from MPI. 

Interesting articles for kiwifruit growers from the August edition include the following:
 
30 flies reared from 2 mango pieces
MPI laboratory staff reared 30 fruit flies from just two chunks of mango intercepted at Auckland Airport in June – highlighting why we have strict biosecurity measures in place at international airports. The exercise demonstrates how easy it could be for a population to establish in New Zealand.
 
Future border technology
MPI have started looking at some very interesting new technology to help manage biosecurity risk at the border. While MPI haven’t committed to anything, some fascinating examples of what could be used by border staff in the future include laser cameras, bio-risk imaging and holograms.
 
Click here to read more in The Border Space.
 

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