The KVH/Zespri product testing programme was developed to identify, rigorously test and get permission to use suitable products to help manage and control the spread of Psa-V. To date, more than 300 products have been tested for efficacy against Psa-V in the KVH/Zespri product testing programme.
Important note: KVH/Zespri conduct product testing for the purposes of controlling and/or curing Psa-infection in kiwifruit vines. As with any orchard management technique or application, the use of products may cause incidental effects on kiwifruit vines, which are as yet unknown and will not be tested as part of these studies. Once efficacy of a product is determined, further analysis is required to determine the application impact for kiwifruit growers. KVH and Zespri strongly advise against taking action based on product-testing data until testing of the commercial viability of any particular product has been thoroughly tested and confirmed.
Regulatory requirements: Prior to testing products in the laboratory or field, approval is required by EPA under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 and/or by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997. Commercial sale of products for PSA control require registration under the ACVM Act and have an HSNO approval.