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New positive orchard in Gisborne
9 July 2015

Last week a new Psa-V positive result was reported on a Hort16A orchard in Gisborne – the first positive result since March. Red exudate was detected on vines following a recent pruning round.

Winter pruning is a good opportunity to monitor orchards for suspicious symptoms as every vine is visited.

Growers on not-detected orchards who suspect Psa-V or other unusual symptoms are required to report these to KVH on 0800 665 825 or email so lab testing can be carried out (or in recovery regions Psa-V can be verified by suitably trained packhouse personnel.)

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