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Get your new fruit fly guide
12 December 2019

KVH has developed a helpful new guide for growers, detailing the likely sequence of events if a fruit fly response was to occur in a kiwifruit growing region.

The guidelines can be used to help business continuity planning at an orchard level and are split into sections that cover:

·         fruit fly distribution across the world and why they are a threat to New Zealand
·         what to look out for on orchards
·         controls to keep fruit flies from getting here
·         detection methods in case they do get here
·         controls in the event of a detection and different levels of response
·         how to maintain business continuity and what activities can take place on the orchard in responses
·         how growers and orchards are affected by export restrictions. 

The information in the guide is based on Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) and should be treated as guidance as every response is different and things like controlled area zones and market access restrictions can change from one response to the next.

The guide has been added to the fruit fly section of the KVH website and can be downloaded here. Please email KVH if you would like us to print and post a copy to you for free. 

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz