KVH have had instances where growers/nurseries have not followed the correct procedures and plants moved illegally have had to be destroyed.
All growers and all nurseries must meet Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) requirements and must follow the movement controls when sourcing/providing plants.
There are three options for sourcing plants:
KPCS “Full Certification” plants
Fully certified plants that meet all testing requirements for all target organisms.
Movement: Can be moved between regions in accordance with KVH movement controls below.
KPCS “within Region Only” plants
Plants that meet all KPCS requirements except freedom from Psa-V.
Movement: Movement is restricted to within the same KVH Biosecurity region.
* Plants may not be moved from a positive property to a Not Detected property.
Grow for your own use
Growers may produce plants for use on their own properties.
Movement: Movement of no more than 1000 plants per year is permitted to properties under the same ownership, within the same KVH Biosecurity region, and subject to certain biosecurity controls.
* Plants may not be moved from a positive property to a Not Detected properly.