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Protocols & Movement Controls
18 February 2021
Movement of mature plants
18 February 2021
The kiwifruit industry is undergoing rapid growth and some growers who have double or triple planted Gold3 vines to get quick canopy cover may consider removing some of these vines to increase...
Movement of mature plants
18 February 2021

The kiwifruit industry is undergoing rapid growth and some growers who have double or triple planted Gold3 vines to get quick canopy cover may consider removing some of these vines to increase footprint and optimise orchard performance. These plants may be used by growers of existing orchards wanting to plant on new licensed areas, although there is debate on whether this confers any advantage to the grower.  

The movement of plants is a relatively high-risk pathway for spreading pests and pathogens between orchards.

To minimise risk and ensure consistency between movement of these plants and Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) certified nursery plants, KVH has a protocol which needs to be followed. Please see the KVH website for details or call us to discuss if you are considering moving mature plants this season.

Protocols & Movement Controls
18 February 2021
Pack-house Risk Management Plans
18 February 2021
The KVH Harvest Packing and Reject Fruit Protocol has been reviewed for 2021 with no changes made. Under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) KVH needs to sign off on your pack-house...
Pack-house Risk Management Plans
18 February 2021

The KVH Harvest Packing and Reject Fruit Protocol has been reviewed for 2021 with no changes made.

Under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) KVH needs to sign off on your pack-house DQS Biosecurity Risk Management Plan so if you have made any changes from last year please email these to Karyn Lowry at
karyn.lowry@kvh.org.nz.

Biosecurity News
18 February 2021
Successful Neonectria workshop
18 February 2021
Thank you to all those who came to the Neonectria workshop in Motueka last week. The workshop was popular with over 35 growers, industry folk and scientists coming along to share their...
Successful Neonectria workshop
18 February 2021

Thank you to all those who came to the Neonectria workshop in Motueka last week. The workshop was popular with over 35 growers, industry folk and scientists coming along to share their experiences.

Alongside Zespri and Plant & Food Research, KVH hosted the event to reconnect with South Island growers to understand what is happening on the ground in the region regarding Neonectria; and to share knowledge from research into the disease as well as other organisms associated with vine decline. Once the research update had been provided, it was out into the field to observe symptoms first-hand. This was a great opportunity for growers to see up close and personal how Neonectria typically presents itself on the leaders and trunks of impacted vines.

There was also an opportunity for hosts to sit with growers (from the South Island and Kerikeri) to gain a greater understanding of how Neonectria is being managed on-orchard and draw some valuable management lessons going forward.

A special thank you to Liam McLean for hosting the on-orchard portion of the day and sharing his knowledge.

Biosecurity News
18 February 2021
Fun Fact
18 February 2021
The countdown to the America’s Cup is on, with the Prada Cup Challenger series due to finish next week. All the racing yachts taking part are classed as ‘used equipment’ when it...
Fun Fact
18 February 2021

The countdown to the America’s Cup is on, with the Prada Cup Challenger series due to finish next week.

All the racing yachts taking part are classed as ‘used equipment’ when it comes to New Zealand’s strict biosecurity standards. This means that Biosecurity New Zealand officers have inspected imported race yachts and sailing gear in the lead-up to the competition, undertaking careful inspections for any threats.

The yacht in the photo was so large the officer needed a ladder to do the inspection. Also, the pontoon was directed for steam cleaning after the inspection revealed plant material contamination.

Biosecurity News
18 February 2021
In the news
18 February 2021
Auckland illegal cacti smuggler sentenced: An Auckland woman who attempted to smuggle hundreds of illegal succulents and cacti into New Zealand has been sentenced to 12 months of intensive...
In the news
18 February 2021

Auckland illegal cacti smuggler sentenced: An Auckland woman who attempted to smuggle hundreds of illegal succulents and cacti into New Zealand has been sentenced to 12 months of intensive supervision and 100 hours of community work. She strapped stockings containing 947 succulents and cacti onto her body and attempted to smuggle them into the country, the Ministry for Primary Industries says. 

Grower News
18 February 2021
COVID-19 information for the kiwifruit industry
18 February 2021
Resources and up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available on the NZKGI website. The NZKGI web page makes it easy to get updates on COVID-19 for all things kiwifruit related, including...
COVID-19 information for the kiwifruit industry
18 February 2021

Resources and up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available on the NZKGI website.

The NZKGI web page makes it easy to get updates on COVID-19 for all things kiwifruit related, including wellness/pastoral care resources, on-orchard guidelines for all alert levels, and general Government guidance.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

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Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz