Search Site

Newsroom

Print these articles
Grower News
26 September 2019
Aureo Gold update
26 September 2019
UPL, the suppliers of Aureo Gold, last week recalled a batch of the product (X802F4), and are running further testing on all Aureo Gold stock to check that it's in specification. At this stage...
Aureo Gold update
26 September 2019

UPL, the suppliers of Aureo Gold, last week recalled a batch of the product (X802F4), and are running further testing on all Aureo Gold stock to check that it's in specification.

At this stage they don't have a date when stock will be available, but testing will take at least three weeks.

Zespri recommends growers hold off using any stock you have (including if it's from a different batch) until advised otherwise.

Organic growers have the option of using copper (although note that the annual limit for active copper is now reduced to 3kg/ha), while up till flowering conventional growers have a wider range of products to choose from. Check the Crop Protection Standard for options and rates. 

Grower News
20 September 2019
Aureo Gold advice
20 September 2019
Zespri have today issued a special edition of KiwiTips adivising they have received notification that one of the batches of Aureo Gold recently imported into New Zealand is out of specification. If...
Aureo Gold advice
20 September 2019

Zespri have today issued a special edition of KiwiTips adivising they have received notification that one of the batches of Aureo Gold recently imported into New Zealand is out of specification.

If you've purchased this product, you may already have been contacted by your retailer about this.

Zespri are waiting for more information, but in the meantime, they suggest you don't use any product you have on hand.

For now there's not much to tell you but the following is recommend:
•    If you have stock on hand, hold off applying it until more is known.
•    If you have applied Aureo Gold already, let Zespri know. If you would like to speak to someone, you can call Mel Walker (Zespri's crop protection advisor) on 021 1822 343, or email spraydiary@zespri.com.

If you need to apply a Psa protectant product, check out the Crop Protection Standard for options - there are plenty available at this time of the season for conventional growers. 

Grower News
5 September 2019
Biosecurity buzz at roadshows
5 September 2019
KVH took part in the recent Zespri Grower Roadshows, meeting and speaking with growers about new developments and recent biosecurity activity we’ve been undertaking. Chief Executive Stu...
Biosecurity buzz at roadshows
5 September 2019

KVH took part in the recent Zespri Grower Roadshows, meeting and speaking with growers about new developments and recent biosecurity activity we’ve been undertaking.

Chief Executive Stu Hutchings and Biosecurity Manager Matt Dyck presented at the roadshows on the ongoing Auckland fruit fly response (and the kiwifruit industry’s contribution in terms of cost-share and people), provided a short Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) update, and introduced the new kiwifruit growers on-orchard guidelines.

Heading into the high-risk season for BMSB and fruit flies they also shared with growers the new Kiwifruit’s Most Unwanted posters and flyers, which highlight why each pest on the list is such a big threat and the impacts they could each have.

Grower News
14 August 2019
Growers invited to share views on climate change
14 August 2019
We’re already experiencing changes to our climate and we’ll likely see more impacts over the coming decades, like severe weather events, water shortages and changes to disease risk....
Growers invited to share views on climate change
14 August 2019

We’re already experiencing changes to our climate and we’ll likely see more impacts over the coming decades, like severe weather events, water shortages and changes to disease risk. We’re keen to hear what growers think climate change will mean for them on-orchard and how prepared we are as an industry.

Zespri is holding two focus group sessions for growers to share their views.

When: 9am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Friday 6 September 2019
Where: Club Mount, 45 Kawaka St, Mount Maunganui
RSVP:
Growers interested in participating are asked to email their name, region, orchard size and cultivars grown to
info@nzkgi.org.nz.

Grower News
8 August 2019
Kiwifruit Biosecurity Grower Day
8 August 2019
Join KVH and Zespri, as well as special guest speakers, on Wednesday 23 October 2019 for a morning dedicated to learning more about the initiatives underway to protect the New Zealand kiwifruit...
Kiwifruit Biosecurity Grower Day
8 August 2019

Join KVH and Zespri, as well as special guest speakers, on Wednesday 23 October 2019 for a morning dedicated to learning more about the initiatives underway to protect the New Zealand kiwifruit industry from unwanted pests and diseases.

The day will include an exclusive session with Professor Acelino Alfenas from Clonar / University of Vicosa, Brazil who will discuss research into Brazilian Wilt, a soil-borne disease of concern and the importance of traceability. Presentations will also cover BMSB preparedness and on-orchard management, and latest news and lessons from research initiatives.

When: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Where: Mount Surf Club, Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui
RSVP:
online here 

Grower News
18 April 2019
Transport of reject fruit
18 April 2019
 Although covering loads of reject fruit in a Recovery region is no longer a KVH requirement, the risk of loose plant material and fruit falling out during transit must still be managed. Plant...
Transport of reject fruit
18 April 2019

 Although covering loads of reject fruit in a Recovery region is no longer a KVH requirement, the risk of loose plant material and fruit falling out during transit must still be managed. Plant material present the highest risk of spreading Psa and other pathogens, and fruit lost in transit could possibly contribute to the development of wild kiwifruit plantings if seed  germinates.

The truck in this photo was observed travelling on the main road with a fairly high load of reject kiwifruit and had kiwifruit leaf material flying out (see circled area, indicating one of a number of leaves observed falling from the load). Bins of reject fruit should be checked to ensure there is no obvious plant material in them and trucks should be loaded so that fruit cannot be lost in transit. Please could all post-harvest and trucking contractors ensure that loads of fruit for stock feed (and being transported to kiwifruit processors) are managed appropriately to avoid a return to compulsory covering of loads.

Grower News
13 December 2018
Hill Laboratories Christmas hours
13 December 2018
With the upcoming Christmas holiday period, there is only a day left for samples to arrive at Hills - the last day is tomorrow, Friday 14 December 2018. Testing will resume on Monday 7 January...
Hill Laboratories Christmas hours
13 December 2018



With the upcoming Christmas holiday period, there is only a day left for samples to arrive at Hills - the last day is tomorrow, Friday 14 December 2018. Testing will resume on Monday 7 January 2019.

Only KVH pre-arranged testing will be accepted between these dates. Please contact Karyn Lowry on 027 227 1157 if urgent Psa testing is required between 14 December and 7 January. Photos of symptoms will be required. We anticipate these will only be from areas currently free of Psa (i.e. the South Island).

Grower News
29 November 2018
Roadshow reminder
29 November 2018
Zespri grower roadshows are underway (including attendance by KVH and NZKGI) - click here for timings and locations of upcoming events in Opotiki, Te Puke, Tauranga, and Whanganui. Please do take the...
Roadshow reminder
29 November 2018

Zespri grower roadshows are underway (including attendance by KVH and NZKGI) - click here for timings and locations of upcoming events in Opotiki, Te Puke, Tauranga, and Whanganui. Please do take the opportunity to attend, hear the latest updates and talk with industry staff and other growers about orchard management for the summer.

KVH staff are at the roadshows sharing information about the exciting new Ko Tatou This Is Us biosecurity awareness campaign; high-risk pests at this time of the year; and the likely economic and social impacts of an incursion on the industry.

Grower News
1 November 2018
Grower day videos available now
1 November 2018
If you missed out on the Kiwifruit Biosecurity Grower Day during Biosecurity Week and want to watch the presenters in action, you can view videos from the day now on the Zespri Canopy. More...
Grower day videos available now
1 November 2018

If you missed out on the Kiwifruit Biosecurity Grower Day during Biosecurity Week and want to watch the presenters in action, you can view videos from the day now on the Zespri Canopy.

More than 120 people attended the day covering readiness activities; research into soil borne diseases and the importance of traceability; BMSB preparedness; a fruit fly incursion market access simulation; and a presentation on the new Ko Tatou This Is Us national advertising campaign.

Also, look out for more information and images from Biosecurity Week in your next Kiwiflier and Kiwifruit Journal.

Grower News
18 October 2018
Your free 2019 calendar
18 October 2018
If you or your organisation would like one of the fantastic, bright and colourful KVH and Port community 2019 unwanted pest calendars send us an email letting us know your postal address and...
Your free 2019 calendar
18 October 2018

If you or your organisation would like one of the fantastic, bright and colourful KVH and Port community 2019 unwanted pest calendars send us an email letting us know your postal address and we’ll get one in the mail to you.

Grower News
4 October 2018
Your grower day invite
4 October 2018
Join KVH and Zespri, as well as special guest speakers, for a day dedicated to learning more about the initiatives underway to protect our industry from unwanted pests and diseases. The day will...
Your grower day invite
4 October 2018

Join KVH and Zespri, as well as special guest speakers, for a day dedicated to learning more about the initiatives underway to protect our industry from unwanted pests and diseases.

The day will cover KVH readiness activities and how these relate to Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital and the national This Is Us TV campaign; research into soil-borne diseases and the importance of traceability; BMSB preparedness and on-orchard management; and latest news and lessons from offshore with guest presenters, including Dr Anne Neilsen from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

View the event flyer for more details and please share the information with any grower you think may be interested in attending.

Where: The Orchard Church, Te Puke
When: Thursday 18 October, 9am – midday with lunch provided
RSVP: email events@zespri.com by Friday 12 October

Grower News
4 October 2018
Zespri OPC spring field days
4 October 2018
Zespri’s OPC team will be holding spring field days through October in all growing regions. Click here for timings of a field day near you and take the opportunity to talk with other growers...
Zespri OPC spring field days
4 October 2018

Zespri’s OPC team will be holding spring field days through October in all growing regions. Click here for timings of a field day near you and take the opportunity to talk with other growers about orchard management plans for this spring.

KVH staff will also be at some field days, sharing information about Psa management during spring; the importance of comprehensive spray programmes; and the high-risk pests to be on the lookout for over the coming months. View the KVH spring flyer here. 

⇤ First⟵ Prev123456789Next ⟶Last ⇥

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz