Psa and other biosecurity threats are easily spread through infected plant material and unclean machinery, tools, people and vehicles. Good hygiene practices are essential to help prevent the spread of pests and diseases between vines, orchards, and kiwifruit growing regions.
Orchard hygiene documents
The documents below cover minimal recommended best practice for general orchard hygiene including harvest hygiene; as well as sanitisation considerations. Growers may elect to use additional (more precautious) measures if they wish.
Psa orchard hygiene guides
Step-by-step visual guides have been produced in English and Punjabi for use by growers, harvest workers, auditors, contractors and pack-houses.
A poster version of the pocket guide, translated into several languages, can be downloaded from the links below.
Hosting or taking part in an on-orchard event or field day?
On-orchard field days and events are an opportunity to share valuable information; however, they can also lead to the spread of unwanted pests and diseases through the movement of people, machinery, tools and goods. KVH has developed a best practice poster to help reduce biosecurity risk when hosting or visiting an orchard event; and to explain the simple and easy steps people can take to protect kiwifruit orchards.
Returning from overseas? Visiting or working on an orchard?
Everyone in the kiwifruit industry, or coming to New Zealand to work on an orchard, has a responsibility to manage biosecurity risks when travelling. To assist, KVH has developed a best practice poster to help reduce biosecurity risk after visiting or working on an offshore orchard or farm; and to explain what people can expect at border control when arriving in New Zealand.