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Biosecurity R&D reports

Review of White Peach Scale
March 2019

This review looked at the biology, distribution, impacts and management of White Peach Scale. It also provided information of potential control options for kiwifruit growers in New Zealand. Read the report here.

Spotted Lanternfly review: biology, ecology and pest management with reference to kiwifruit
March 2019

This review looked at the biology, distribution, impacts and management of Spotted Lanternfly. It also provided information of potential control options for kiwifruit growers in New Zealand. Read the report here.

Biology and management of South American fruit fly
March 2019

This review looked at the biology, distribution, impacts and management of South American fruit fly. It also provided information of potential control options for kiwifruit growers in New Zealand. Read the report here.

Review of the biology, ecology and management of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) with reference to kiwifruit
March 2019

This review looked at the biology, distribution, impacts and management of BMSB. It also provided information of potential control options for kiwifruit growers in New Zealand. Read the report here.

Fruit piercing moth review: biology, ecology and pest management with reference to kiwifruit
March 2019

This review looked at the biology, distribution, impacts and management of fruit piercing moth. It also provided information of potential control options for kiwifruit growers in New Zealand. Read the report here.

Detection assay for the Brazilian isolate of Ceratocystis fimbriata
March 2018

A rapid DNA-based assay was designed to detect isolates of Ceratocystis fimbriata pathogenic on kiwifruit, and distinguish them from the isolate that is present in New Zealand amd a pathogen of kumara. No false positive results were observed. The primers were also tested by Hill Laboratories and are found to be suitable to be outsourced to a commercial organisation for high-throughput sample analysis. Read the report here.

Evaluating RT-PCR tests for Pelargonium Zonate Spot Virus
March 2018

Three primer pairs were tested, with the PFR-designed primer pair being able to amplify PZSV from all samples, except one. However, none of the primer pairs was able to amplify the PZSV from this sample, possibly because of genetic diversity within the viral population globally or due to the freeze- dried PZSV-infected leaf sample having very low virus titre or nil quantities of the virus. Read the report here.

Review of Actinidia spp cultivars' resistance to Ceratocystis wilt
December 2017

A number of kiwifruit cultivars, and although all were susceptible, it was possible to observe different degrees of resistance to Ceratocystis wilt. Of interest to New Zealand Hayward ishighly susceptible, with an average severity level greater than 90%, whereas the Bruno and Chieftain cultivars had an average severity level of 42% and 48%, respectively, making these, the most resistant cultivars. Read the report here.

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