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Remove unpicked kiwifruit from vines
12 July 2018

Growers are reminded that there must now be no unpicked kiwifruit left on vines. Under the National Psa Pest Management Plan (NPMP) it is a requirement that all orchard vines must have picked fruit by 1 July each year.  KVH will follow-up reports of unpicked fruit with orchard owners and post-harvest companies.

Unpicked fruit can result in an increase of the amount of wild kiwifruit vines establishing in nearby areas of native bush or exotic forestry as fruit ripening over the winter months provides a food source for birds, which spread seed. Unmanaged vines, including those with unpicked fruit, may also be a potential host for plant disease organisms.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591