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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.

Biosecurity News
26 July 2016
Biosecurity 2025 - discussion document released
26 July 2016
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...
Biosecurity 2025 - discussion document released
26 July 2016

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. 

Over the coming weeks KVH will facilitate relevant industry meetings to ensure the kiwifruit industry is well represented in the consultation process. 
 
This is an important opportunity for not just primary industries, but all New Zealanders to influence the government on biosecurity at a strategic level. This engagement also reinforces the partnership between GIA partners and Government. 
 
Following industry consultation KVH will prepare a submission on behalf of the industry that will contribute to the drafting of a Direction Statement which will inform New Zealand’s future biosecurity strategy.
 
A full copy of the discussion document is available at www.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity2025.
Protocols & Movement Controls
19 July 2016
KVH Board approves new Far North exclusion region
19 July 2016
The KVH Board has approved a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region, under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP).   This is the first new region to be established since...
KVH Board approves new Far North exclusion region
19 July 2016
The KVH Board has approved a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region, under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP).
 
This is the first new region to be established since finalising the ‘Establishment of New Exclusion Regions Policy’. 
 
The new policy was developed following the internal review of the NPMP which identified the opportunity to protect new areas outside of existing growing regions through controlling the movement of high risk items to these sites. 
 
These include any new regions growing commercial fruit for export and any new sites remote from kiwifruit regions selected for production of disease-free plant material (e.g. pollen, budwood, young plants) for export and/or domestic supply.
 
A ‘Far North’ region was requested by an industry body operating in this area. The new region extends from Ahipara on the West coast across to Taipa in on the East coast and up to Cape Reinga.
 
Protocols & Movement Controls
14 July 2016
New Far North exclusion region proposed
14 July 2016
The KVH Board will consider a proposal to establish a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) when they meet next week.   This is the...
New Far North exclusion region proposed
14 July 2016
The KVH Board will consider a proposal to establish a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) when they meet next week.
 
This is the first such proposal following the finalisation of a new ‘Establishment of New Exclusion Regions Policy’ at the Board’s June meeting. Click here for the new policy.
 
This proposal was requested by an industry body operating in the far north area and follows consultation with local interested parties. The proposed new region would extend from Ahipara on the West coast across to Taipa in on the East coast and up to Cape Reinga.
 
If you have any concerns regarding the establishment of the region, please contact KVH by Monday 18 July on 0800 665 825 or email info@kvh.org.nz.
 
Protocols & Movement Controls
14 July 2016
Annual operational plan for NPMP submitted to Minister
14 July 2016
The 2016/17 Operational Plan for the National Psa-V Pest Management (NPMP) was approved by the KVH Board, and sent to the Minister for Primary Industries on Tuesday 5 July 2016.   Further to...
Annual operational plan for NPMP submitted to Minister
14 July 2016
The 2016/17 Operational Plan for the National Psa-V Pest Management (NPMP) was approved by the KVH Board, and sent to the Minister for Primary Industries on Tuesday 5 July 2016.
 
Further to KVH’s Bulletin item on 16 June, KVH reviews the Operational Plan annually and submits it to the Minister who checks it for consistency with the NPMP itself, and is able to disallow all or parts of it should there be inconsistencies. This annual review is a requirement under the Biosecurity Act. 
 
Click here to view the 2016/17 Operational Plan.
Grower News
14 July 2016
KVH presents at grower road shows
14 July 2016
KVH Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, spent last week presenting to growers at the Zespri Road Shows. Of particular interest to growers was the internal review of the National Psa-V Pest...
KVH presents at grower road shows
14 July 2016
KVH Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, spent last week presenting to growers at the Zespri Road Shows. Of particular interest to growers was the internal review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP), Psa product resistance and the new Psa-V Risk Model. Click here for a summary of the topics covered.
 
Biosecurity News
14 July 2016
Brown marmorated stink bug intercepted
14 July 2016
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...
Brown marmorated stink bug intercepted
14 July 2016

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.

 

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