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Grower News
17 September 2020
Roadshow reminder: have your say
17 September 2020
Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan. Presentations started earlier this week in Nelson, Auckland and the...
Roadshow reminder: have your say
17 September 2020

Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan.

Presentations started earlier this week in Nelson, Auckland and the Waikato, and are focused on the proposed new regulation framework to better manage biosecurity risk to the kiwifruit industry (thank you to all those who have attended and taken part so far). Development of the Plan has advanced well and consultation information including a draft proposal, case studies, factsheets and submission form are now available on the
KVH website and will be presented at the roadshows for your input. We encourage you to come along and have your say.

If you haven’t already, you will soon receive an email from KVH reminding you to save your spot at the presentation in your area, and letting and letting you know how to RSVP. You can also view the roadshow schedule and RSVP details here - feel free to contact KVH on 0800 665 825 if you have any questions at all.

Grower News
3 September 2020
You can now join the annual Psa R&D update virtually
3 September 2020
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 Alert Levels at this stage, the Zespri/KVH Psa R&D event will now also be streamed, to provide the opportunity for people to attend virtually. If you have...
You can now join the annual Psa R&D update virtually
3 September 2020

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 Alert Levels at this stage, the Zespri/KVH Psa R&D event will now also be streamed, to provide the opportunity for people to attend virtually.

If you have already registered to physically attend on the day, you will have received an email from Zespri yesterday detailing plans for the day amidst uncertainty of Alert Levels at this stage and how you can confirm your attendance. 

Joining the event virtually is a simple process and only requires you to have a device such as a laptop, desktop or smart phone. 

Please register your interest by email to victoria.goldsbro@zespri.com if you wish to attend this event virtually and you will receive instructions by email on how to join on the Monday before the event (7 September).

A reminder, the day is for growers, contractors, post-harvest and merchants to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research. Key outcomes will be shared from the research portfolio that will help refine on-orchard Psa disease management programmes.

What: Annual Psa R&D update
When: Wednesday 9 September, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
RSVP: Register interest in virtual attendance by email
here.

Grower News
3 September 2020
NZKGI food bank appeal
3 September 2020
  Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and the wage subsidy ending, our communities are going through some tough times and there is unprecedented demand for food bank services. To contribute...
NZKGI food bank appeal
3 September 2020

 
Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and the wage subsidy ending, our communities are going through some tough times and there is unprecedented demand for food bank services. To contribute towards helping people who live in our communities, NZKGI has organised a food bank appeal which runs through to next Friday 11 September. More information – including details about drop-off points for donations – is available here.

Grower News
6 August 2020
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
6 August 2020
Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research? We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our...
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
6 August 2020

Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research?

We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our objective is to share key outcomes from the research portfolio that will help you refine your on-orchard Psa disease management programme.

A final programme for the day will be confirmed closer to the time. For now, we recommend you register early (this event sold-out last year) and we will keep you updated.

What: Annual Psa R&D update
When: Wednesday 9 September, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Trustpower Arena, Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
RSVP: Online
here

Grower News
6 August 2020
Roadshow reminder: save the date
6 August 2020
Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan. Running from 15 September, the events will be focused on the proposed...
Roadshow reminder: save the date
6 August 2020

Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan.

Running from 15 September, the events will be focused on the proposed new regulation framework to better manage biosecurity risk to the kiwifruit industry. Development of the Plan has advanced well and a consultation package including a draft proposal, factsheets and submission form will be available in early September and presented at the roadshows for your input before it is finalised. We encourage you to come along and have your say. View the roadshow schedule here. 

Grower News
28 July 2020
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
28 July 2020
Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research? We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our...
You're invited to the annual Psa R&D update
28 July 2020

Want to hear what’s new in the world of Psa research?

We would like to extend an invitation to growers, contractors, postharvest and merchants to attend our annual Psa R&D update. Our objective is to share key outcomes from the research portfolio that will help you develop your on-orchard Psa disease management programme.

A final programme for the day will be confirmed closer to the time. For now, we recommend you register early (this event sold-out last year) and we will keep you updated.

What: Annual Psa R&D update
When: Wednesday 9 September, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Trustpower Arena, Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
RSVP: Online
here

Grower News
23 July 2020
Coming to you. Have a say on better biosecurity plans
23 July 2020
Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan. Running throughout September, the events will be focused on the proposed...
Coming to you. Have a say on better biosecurity plans
23 July 2020

Growers are invited to special presentations in all growing regions about KVH’s proposed new Pathway Management Plan.

Running throughout September, the events will be focused on the proposed new regulation framework to better manage biosecurity risk to the kiwifruit industry. Late last year we asked for feedback on our early, high-level thoughts about specific activities the Plan will help manage, and how it will be put into action. A key driver was to ensure that we have measures in place to prevent the spread of a broad range of biosecurity threats, rather than our current regulation, which is specific to a single organism, Psa.

The feedback we have had so far has been supportive, with growers and industry considering the concept of the Plan a logical and sensible way to manage biosecurity risk going forward, especially if this can be fiscally neutral in terms of grower levy.

Development of the Plan has advanced well and details about the proposal (along with an implementation schedule) will be presented at the roadshows for your input before it is finalised. We encourage you to come along and have your say.  View the roadshow schedule here.

More information, including a consultation paper and submission form will also be added to the KVH website soon. We’ll keep you updated about this.

If you have feedback or questions at any stage, please contact KVH by email at info@kvh.org.nz or by phone at 0800 665 825.

Grower News
28 May 2020
How do you get advice?
28 May 2020
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research is conducting a survey on how advice and advisory services are used across the primary sector on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), to help...
How do you get advice?
28 May 2020

Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research is conducting a survey on how advice and advisory services are used across the primary sector on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), to help improve services and support for producers and advisors.

The survey covers all types of land-based primary industry including horticulture, viticulture, nurseries, livestock, forestry, growing grain and seed crops.

If you would like to take part, you can access the survey here. To show appreciation for your time, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research will donate $10 to the Rural Support Trust for each completed survey, up to $3,000 in total. There are also two $250 grocery vouchers being given away to randomly chosen survey participants.

Grower News
30 April 2020
Introducing the New KVH Weather & Disease Portal
30 April 2020
We’re delighted to let you know about the new and improved KVH web-based Weather & Disease Portal. Everything from the risk model you’ve been using up until now is still available...
Introducing the New KVH Weather & Disease Portal
30 April 2020

We’re delighted to let you know about the new and improved KVH web-based Weather & Disease Portal.

Everything from the risk model you’ve been using up until now is still available within the new portal, as are new features including updated graphs and information, new tools and forecasts, and a mobile-friendly interface that is easy for you to access on any device.

Some highlights: 

       Easy-to-read graphs: The updated weather and disease graphs are easy to read and provide more detailed information, and are able to be used in the field on mobile phones and tablets.

       Psa Comparison Tool: The new Psa Comparison tool gives an idea of how much Psa risk pressure there is in the current season compared to previous seasons.

       New tools and forecasts: New tools and additional forecasts are now available (all in one place) including a National Weather Outlook, Ground Frost Forecast, Severe Weather Warnings, Monthly Weather, and Temperature / Rainfall Seasonal Comparison.

You need to log-in to access the portal which can you do here. If you don’t already have a log-in you can register for access here or contact KVH at info@kvh.org.nz.

Grower News
2 April 2020
Coronavirus news hub for the kiwifruit industry
2 April 2020
A reminder that up-to-date information about Coronavirus is available on the NZKGI website. The page has been set up to make it easier for people across the kiwifruit industry to get updates and...
Coronavirus news hub for the kiwifruit industry
2 April 2020

A reminder that up-to-date information about Coronavirus is available on the NZKGI website.

The page has been set up to make it easier for people across the kiwifruit industry to get updates and resources on Covid-19 for all things kiwifruit related, such as pastoral care information and contacts, an overview of the governments financial package for packhouses, packhouse/contractors and orchard owners and employees, as well as information from Zespri on food safety.

Visit the page
here and if you are also a Facebook user, we suggest also following the Unite against Covid-19 Facebook page launched by Government to provide news and updates about the national programme to  help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Grower News
19 March 2020
Coronavirus news page for the kiwifruit industry
19 March 2020
Resources and up-to-date information about Coronavirus are now available on the NZKGI website. The page has been set up to make it easier for people across the kiwifruit industry to get updates and...
Coronavirus news page for the kiwifruit industry
19 March 2020

Resources and up-to-date information about Coronavirus are now available on the NZKGI website.

The page has been set up to make it easier for people across the kiwifruit industry to get updates and resources on COVID-19 for all things kiwifruit related, such as information for backpackers, an overview of the governments financial package for packhouses, packhouse/contractors and orchard owners and employees, as well as information from Zespri on food safety.

Visit the page here and if you are also a Facebook user, we suggest following the new Unite Against COVID-19 Facebook page launched by government to provide news and updates about the national programme to  help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Grower News
19 March 2020
Psa Not Detected orchards and Red 19 license
19 March 2020
KVH has written about the Red 19 license release to orchards our records show are currently listed as Psa Not Detected. Although being Psa Not Detected provides the benefits of producing fruit in...
Psa Not Detected orchards and Red 19 license
19 March 2020

KVH has written about the Red 19 license release to orchards our records show are currently listed as Psa Not Detected.

Although being Psa Not Detected provides the benefits of producing fruit in a Psa free environment, if you received an email or letter from KVH and this status is incorrect it is important that you inform us before the upcoming licence release.

The licensed Red 19 budwood that is being supplied by Zespri this winter is from orchards recorded as having a status of Psa positive within the Recovery region. Under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan, plant material cannot move from orchards that are Psa positive status to Not Detected status orchards. This means you will be unable to access Red 19 budwood from Zespri this year. From mid-2021 it may be possible to source material derived through the alternate tissue culture pathway and verified as Psa free. For more information on this pathway, please contact your Zespri Grower Liaison Manager on 0800 155 355 prior to tendering for the red.

If you have information that your orchard is Psa positive, we will require confirmation of this (in writing) from a professionally qualified person such as a Packhouse Psa Manager or Client Representative, or a Hill Labs test result. Please note that any Hill Labs Psa testing will be at your cost.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with KVH on 0800 665 825 or by email.

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Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz