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Psa research update
23 August 2018

Around 80 growers and technical reps attended the KVH/Zespri-run Psa research update held at Baypark this week.

Growers heard from speakers who outlined the latest progress on several research projects currently underway, including copper and other product resistance and the breeding programme.

Paul Hassan from Syngenta outlined systemicity and crop safety of Actigard, and Stephen Hoyte presented on Aureo Gold, a yeast-based product currently moving towards registration as an additional Psa product.

Attendees were also given an update on the GoldFutures project by Stephen Hoyte from Plant and Food Research. This project recommends “best practice” Psa management backed by findings from 10 Gold3 orchard pairs across six growing regions. Frost and budrot projects as well as a review of the possible role of guttation in the disease cycle were also presented providing good insight into advances in our understanding of Psa.

A summary of the meeting along with the presentations and a video taken on the day will be available on the both the KVH and Zespri canopy websites soon.

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Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591