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Orchard hygiene documents

The documents below cover minimal recommended best practice for general orchard hygiene including harvest hygiene; as well as sanitisation considerations. Growers may elect to use additional (more precautious) measures if they wish.

Psa orchard hygiene guides

The following guides are quick, step-by-step, visual guides for use by growers, harvest workers, auditors, contractors and packhouses. Pocket guide versions are available from KVH on 0800 665 825 or

A poster version of the orchard Psa biosecurity pocket guide, translated into several languages, can be downloaded from the links below.

English | Maori | Hindi | Nepalese | Punjabi | Samoan | Spanish | Thai | Simplified Chinese   Tongan


This short instructional video has been produced in English and Punjabi. Click on the links below to view the video.

English | Punjabi

Hosting or taking part in an on-orchard event or field day?

On-orchard field days and events are an opportunity to share valuable information; however, they can also lead to the spread of unwanted pests and diseases through the movement of people, machinery, tools and goods. KVH has developed a best practice poster to help reduce biosecurity risk when hosting or visiting an orchard event; and to explain the simple and easy steps people can take to protect kiwifruit orchards.

Returning from overseas or visiting New Zealand?

Everyone in the kiwifruit industry, or coming to New Zealand to work on an orchard, has a responsibility to manage biosecurity risks when travelling. To assist, KVH has developed a best practice poster to help reduce biosecurity risk after visiting or working on an offshore orchard or farm; and to explain what people can expect at border control when arriving in New Zealand.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591