Orchard management

Things for growers to consider:

Assess your orchard risk

Individual orchards have different biosecurity and Psa risk profiles. Variety, region, orchard environment and management practices all contribute to the orchard risk profile.

Use the easy 5-step on-orchard biosecurity plan template to identify risks, and how to address them. Click here to read more and order or download a copy of the booklet.

Psa severity in particular will be worse in seasons/regions when winter is colder and early spring is wetter. This risk should be considered when formulating your seasonal Psa Orchard Management Plan. Strategies to reduce risk can be found in the Psa risk compass.

Psa Risk Model

The Psa Risk Model is an online, weather-based decision support tool to assist growers with orchard management in a Psa environment. Weather station data and weather forecast information is combined to provide customised access to unique weather information, disease information and interpretations. Log in here to access the model.

Get support

Supporting growers is a key focus for KVH. Whether you are seeking technical advice, looking for a regional KVH representative or you need pastoral support due to stress and anxiety, KVH has a network of support and help available.

New growers

Are you a new kiwifruit grower? Click here for information on grower requirements around managing your orchard in a Psa environment and to learn about other biosecurity risks in the industry.