Kiwifruit's most unwantedThere are eight organisms identified as the biggest biosecurity threat to New Zealand's kiwifruit industry. This is based on the risk of them arriving in New Zealand and the consequence to the industry should this occur. These are 'Kiwifruit's Most Unwanted'.
There are over 50 pests and pathogens identified as potential threats to the kiwifruit industry.
KVH has developed a risk matrix to provide a structured and objective method of prioritising these organisms into a shorter list for the purpose of readiness and response planning. However, we recognise that the next biosecurity threat to challenge the industry may not be
on this list and therefore readiness activities will not be limited to only these organisms.
The original report that outlined the risk matrix framework was peer reviewed by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Plant & Food Research. It is continually updated to reflect changes in the risk profile of pests and pathogens.
The organisms that are considered the highest risk to the kiwifruit industry make up Kiwifruit's Most Unwanted. This is based on the likelihood of them entering and establishing in New Zealand, and the potential production and market access impacts should this occur.
You can order a copy of the Kiwifruit's Most Unwanted foldout flyer or poster by contacting KVH.
You can read more about specific pests and pathogens on the Kiwifruit's Most Unwanted list on the following pages: