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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.
 
Company Notices
25 August 2016
Vote NOW for KVH grower directors
25 August 2016
A final reminder to eligible members to cast your vote for up to three new grower directors on the KVH Board if you haven’t already done so. Eleven grower members have been nominated—read...
Vote NOW for KVH grower directors
25 August 2016

A final reminder to eligible members to cast your vote for up to three new grower directors on the KVH Board if you haven’t already done so. Eleven grower members have been nominated—read about them here.

Growers will have received their voting packs in the post. Voting can be done prior to the AGM by returning your vote in the freepost envelope provided in the voting packs or in person at the AGM. All 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
 
A full set of the AGM documents can be found here.
 
Grower News
25 August 2016
KiwiNet: presentations available on the KVH website
25 August 2016
Presentations from the KiwiNet meeting held late last month are now available on the KVH website: Andrew Sander, National biosecurity capability network Catherine Richardson, Fruit fly...
KiwiNet: presentations available on the KVH website
25 August 2016
Grower News
25 August 2016
Industry engages with Biosecurity 2025
25 August 2016
Around 20 people from around the kiwifruit industry came together on Monday with representatives from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to have a robust discussion about the Biosecurity 2025...
Industry engages with Biosecurity 2025
25 August 2016

Around 20 people from around the kiwifruit industry came together on Monday with representatives from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to have a robust discussion about the Biosecurity 2025 project, with the aim of shaping a submission on behalf of the kiwifruit industry.

The group was presented with an overview of the Biosecurity 2025 project, which is about reviewing and future-proofing New Zealand's biosecurity system, and were encouraged to give feedback on key components of the project including its mission statement, principles and its five strategic directions.
 
KVH will incorporate this feedback into a submission document which is due on 9 September. The submission will be made available to growers once finalised.
 
New Zealand’s future biosecurity direction is important to all New Zealanders; so everyone is encouraged to engage with the project and give their feedback. 
 
Click here for information about how you can do this and for a schedule of public meetings. 
 
Company Notices
23 August 2016
2016 KVH Annual General Meeting
23 August 2016
  Agenda Chairman's Report KVH 2016 Annual Update 2016 Resolutions and Explanations KVH Foundation Incorporated—Financial Statements 2016 KVH...
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.
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