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Kiwifruit Phytophthora survey
18 March 2021

KVH, Zespri and Plant & Food Research are currently working together on a survey of Phytophthora pathogens in kiwifruit orchards throughout New Zealand. This project will support New Zealand’s biosecurity by better understanding our current baseline of Phytophthora species associated with kiwifruit.

Sampling rounds will be completed in autumn and spring (2021/2022). The focus for this current autumn round will be sites from the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

Growers who have vines with known or suspected Phytophthora symptoms and who would like to be involved in this survey can read more about the project here.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591