Biosecurity threats, including Psa, 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.
The documents below cover minimal recommended best practice for general orchard hygiene as well as sanitisation considerations. Growers may elect to use additional (more precautious) measures if they wish.
- KVH best practice: orchard hygiene
- KVH information: sanitisers
- KVH information: hygiene reminder for pruning tools
Orchard hygiene posters
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.
This best practice poster helps reduce biosecurity risk when hosting or visiting an orchard event; and explains 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.
This best practice poster helps reduce biosecurity risk after visiting or working on an offshore orchard or farm; and explains what people can expect at border control when arriving in New Zealand.