Biosecurity binds with KiwiBerry

25 July 2019

KVH represents New Zealand KiwiBerry Growers within the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) partnership, ensuring the two industries work together on managing and responding to biosecurity risks, and last week key staff from both organisations met to discuss current and future priorities.

Learnings from the current Auckland fruit fly response, new on-orchard biosecurity guidelines, and the importance of traceability and record keeping were major topics discussed at the meeting as many key work areas for KVH over the next 12 months focus on these areas.

The two industries have a commonality of biosecurity issues - kiwiberry are likely to be susceptible to many of the same pests and diseases as other kiwifruit cultivars, so working together in partnership makes sense and by continuing to join forces we can further strengthen our efforts to deliver better biosecurity.