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Be aware of the rules around moving nursery plants
25 June 2020

If you have purchased young kiwifruit plants and have them sitting in a temporary nursery please check with KVH before moving them to avoid inadvertently breaking plant movement control rules.

Moving diseased plants to multiple locations could quickly spread threats such as a new or resistant forms of Psa or an undetected harmful soil pathogen. We know that these diseases are present overseas, and we need to work collectively to ensure that they do establish, or spread should they arrive. 

The Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) was established by KVH several years ago to ensure a high level of confidence in the health status of kiwifruit plants and all kiwifruit nurseries must be part of the scheme in order to move plants  - there are 60 members currently.

These requirements only apply for the movement of plants and do not apply for plants that are already located on the property for which they will be planted.

If moving plants to another orchard under the same ownership, you can do so under the Grow for your own use option. Up to 1,000 plants per year can be moved for use on another property (or properties) under the same ownership and within the same Psa region. 

For further information and rules around moving plants, including if considering moving more than 1,000 plants per year to another property, refer to the KVH Protocol Nursery Stock.

If you have any questions contact KVH on 0800 665 825 or email info@kvh.org.nz.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz