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Harvest hygiene important in all regions
14 May 2015

As harvest progresses and resources become stretched, growers and harvest contractors are reminded of the importance of ensuring orchard hygiene standards are maintained. KVH has received calls from growers concerned that they are seeing standards start to slip.

The recent find of a streptomycin resistant strain of Psa-V, identified through the industry resistance testing programme, is a strong reminder of how new threats can arise and growers must stay on their guard to reduce risk of spread of disease.

Clean down areas with suitable sanitisers, and check to ensure no plant material is moved on or off the orchard through people or machinery remain important strategies in protecting orchards from incursions in all regions.

Linda Peacock, KVH Operations

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz