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Company Notices
11 September 2014
2014 Momentum Kiwifruit Conference 6-7 November
11 September 2014
The 2014 kiwifruit industry conference will be held on 6 and 7 November at Mt Maunganui’s ASB Arena. With a theme of ‘The Shape of our Future’ the 2014 Momentum conference will...
2014 Momentum Kiwifruit Conference 6-7 November
11 September 2014

The 2014 kiwifruit industry conference will be held on 6 and 7 November at Mt Maunganui’s ASB Arena.

With a theme of ‘The Shape of our Future’ the 2014 Momentum conference will explore the future global competitive environment the New Zealand kiwifruit industry will operate in and how that shapes today’s decision making to make the most of tomorrow.

Tickets are on sale now at www.zesprievents.co.nz booking early bird tickets (before 5pm Friday 3 October) gives a saving of $60.00.

Company Notices
11 September 2014
Future Leadrs Event - Biosecurity with Barry ONeil
11 September 2014
KVH Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, will present to the Future Leaders Group on the key biosecurity risks to the kiwifruit industry, what the industry is doing to minimise these risks and how we...
Future Leadrs Event - Biosecurity with Barry ONeil
11 September 2014

KVH Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, will present to the Future Leaders Group on the key biosecurity risks to the kiwifruit industry, what the industry is doing to minimise these risks and how we will respond if they do arrive in New Zealand. This includes information about Government Industry Agreements (GIA) that are now in place.

Click here for more information about Future Leaders Events. 

Biosecurity News
11 September 2014
Fruit fly pathway analysis released
11 September 2014
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified a potential increase in the threat to New Zealand from the Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) due to an increase in QFF populations and its spread...
Fruit fly pathway analysis released
11 September 2014

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified a potential increase in the threat to New Zealand from the Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) due to an increase in QFF populations and its spread into previously pest-free areas of Australia.

As a result of this increased threat, MPI has been looking at each pathway and what can be done to better manage the risks according to their recently released QFF Pathway Analysis Report. The analysis started before the two QFF detections this year and was completed after the responses were completed. 

The report gives a good overview of how New Zealand manages the fruit fly threat but does not specifically identify a likely pathway for the two fruit fly found in Whangarei.

Click here for a copy of the report.

Grower News
11 September 2014
Spring Psa-V progression
11 September 2014
KVH has received several reports of significant exudate showing on orchards in Katikati, Waihi, Opotiki and Gisborne since the weekend. This follows reports of exudate showing on Gold3 in Te Puke,...
Spring Psa-V progression
11 September 2014

KVH has received several reports of significant exudate showing on orchards in Katikati, Waihi, Opotiki and Gisborne since the weekend. This follows reports of exudate showing on Gold3 in Te Puke, and also on Matua and Chieftan males on some Tauranga orchards last week. This is not surprising at the start of spring and following the high-risk weather last week.

Exudating vines in the Opotiki and Gisborne regions were found during recent mandatory monitoring rounds.  This has resulted in the confirmation of two new infected KPINs in the Gisborne region this week. See this week’s statistics by clicking here.

Exudate ranges in severity and has been discovered on several varieties, including Hayward, Gold3, Hort16A and some male varieties. Males appear worse-affected than females.

  • Click here for recent images in Waihi
  • Click here for recent images in Te Puke
  • Click here for recent images of Tauranga and Katikati

 

Grower News
11 September 2014
KeyStrepto use - 2014 conditions update
11 September 2014
The current use conditions for KeyStrepto™ require growers to read and comply with the KeyStrepto™ User Guide and complete a Site Inspection Record before application. These will be...
KeyStrepto use - 2014 conditions update
11 September 2014

The current use conditions for KeyStrepto™ require growers to read and comply with the KeyStrepto™ User Guide and complete a Site Inspection Record before application. These will be provided by your retailer at point of sale and will be available on the KVH website here.

From Wednesday 1 October, to allay the concerns of bee keepers and mitigate residues on kiwifruit at harvest, growers will be required to register their intent to spray KeyStrepto™. 

This will be done via an online tool which will be accessible from the KVH website, Zespri Canopy and AgFirst’s website. Information about how to access the tool will be provided once confirmed.

AgFirst will conduct random audits on behalf of the industry to ensure use conditions are being met.

Orchards that fail to meet these requirements will be subject to future audits and the normal penalties imposed under Global GAP and the Zespri Crop Protection Standard.
 

Grower News
11 September 2014
New R&D Report - Development of a comprehensive spray programme for management of Psa-V in kiwifruit orchards
11 September 2014
Click here to view the report and select the relevant...
New R&D Report - Development of a comprehensive spray programme for management of Psa-V in kiwifruit orchards
11 September 2014

Click here to view the report and select the relevant report.

Grower News
11 September 2014
New R&D Report - efficacy of various products on Mature Hayward Kiwifruit Vines for the control of Psa and bud rot
11 September 2014
Click here to view the...
New R&D Report - efficacy of various products on Mature Hayward Kiwifruit Vines for the control of Psa and bud rot
11 September 2014

Click here to view the report.

Protocols & Movement Controls
11 September 2014
2014 NPMP Operational Plan
11 September 2014
The 2014 Operational Plan was approved by the KVH Board, and sent to the Minister today to ensure he is satisfied it is consistent with the NPMP. This follows a period where growers had the...
2014 NPMP Operational Plan
11 September 2014

The 2014 Operational Plan was approved by the KVH Board, and sent to the Minister today to ensure he is satisfied it is consistent with the NPMP. This follows a period where growers had the opportunity to provide feedback on the Plan. However no feedback was received.

The Operational Plan serves as a business plan that will be reported against and revised on an annual basis.

Click here to view the 2014 Operational Plan.

Biosecurity News
4 September 2014
Fruit Fly Operational Agreement update
4 September 2014
The interim Fruit Fly Council established to develop the Operational Agreement for fruit fly under GIA has met monthly and made good progress in clarifying the approach to be used.  The...
Fruit Fly Operational Agreement update
4 September 2014

The interim Fruit Fly Council established to develop the Operational Agreement for fruit fly under GIA has met monthly and made good progress in clarifying the approach to be used. 

The majority of the agreement is expected to be completed by the end of September. The remaining issues to address will then be finalising the cost shares between government and industry and agreeing how the industry shares will be calculated.

This work is progressing with a subcommittee made up of KVH, Pipfruit NZ and NZ Wine growers meeting with MPI. The objective is to have this completed before the end of October; and the goal is for the Operational Agreement to come into effect early 2015.

Protocols & Movement Controls
4 September 2014
Abandoned orchard update
4 September 2014
Since February 2013 KVH has recorded 93 orchards as abandoned.  Of these, 75 orchards have been removed or returned to a managed state.  Of the remaining 18 orchards; 10 have removal...
Abandoned orchard update
4 September 2014

Since February 2013 KVH has recorded 93 orchards as abandoned.  Of these, 75 orchards have been removed or returned to a managed state.  Of the remaining 18 orchards; 10 have removal underway but not yet completed (for example, the removed vines are yet to be burnt) and one is being pruned and returned to management. 

KVH is working with the owners of the remaining seven orchards to ensure that National Psa-V Pest Management Plan requirements for their orchards are met.  This means vines must be pruned and tied down by 1 October each year.  Fruit must be picked by 1 July each year and KVH approved products, effective against Psa-V, must be applied to reduce the effects of Psa-V bacterium.

If growers are aware of any further abandoned or unmanaged orchards, anywhere in New Zealand, then please contact KVH on 0800 665 825 or email info@kvh.org.nz.  It is important that abandoned orchards do not harbour Psa-V disease and present an inoculum source infecting neighbouring orchards.  Psa-V can move via wind movement, especially during wet and stormy weather events, for up to 10 kilometres from the infected orchard.

Grower News
4 September 2014
Psa-V Seasonal Management Guide 2014/15
4 September 2014
The Psa-V Seasonal Management Guide for Spring/Summer 2014-15 is now available on the KVH website – please click here. The Guide helps growers manage Psa-V through spring and summer and...
Psa-V Seasonal Management Guide 2014/15
4 September 2014

The Psa-V Seasonal Management Guide for Spring/Summer 2014-15 is now available on the KVH website – please click here. The Guide helps growers manage Psa-V through spring and summer and provides assistance when updating Psa-V Orchard Management Plans.

Spring is an important time for growers to review their existing Psa-V Orchard Management Plans and consider making any changes to protection strategies based on seasonal orchard observations and new research information.

This season the Guide is also complimented by the Psa-V Seasonal Management Guide Wall Chart which growers should be receiving by post this week, if they haven’t already. The Wall Chart is a great reference tool for placing in staff rooms to support staff and visitor education.

Any changes to the Psa-V Seasonal Management Guide, including updates to the Recommended Product List, will be made to the online version and highlighted through the weekly KVH Bulletin.

Grower News
4 September 2014
New R&D Report - Psa-V leaf spots as inoculum sources
4 September 2014
This project has shown leaf spots continually produced inoculum between November 2013 and March 2014. Under humid conditions, even ‘old’ leaf spots were capable of producing ooze at the...
New R&D Report - Psa-V leaf spots as inoculum sources
4 September 2014

This project has shown leaf spots continually produced inoculum between November 2013 and March 2014. Under humid conditions, even ‘old’ leaf spots were capable of producing ooze at the edge of the lesion, containing large numbers of viable bacteria. Thus, leaf spots are a continual source of Psa inoculum during the spring and summer seasons.

  • Click here to view the report

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz