Correct disposal of plant material

08 September 2016
Reports of kiwifruit trunks being dumped in gullies and roadsides following cut out for winter grafting is concerning. Trunks are a risk item capable of spreading Psa or exacerbating wild kiwifruit infestations, as they are capable of taking root and growing if dumped in a damp place. Growers must ensure all kiwifruit plant material is removed and disposed of according to KVH Protocol: Disposal Options, i.e. controlled burial, burning or mulching on site. If dumped vines regrow and result in wild kiwifruit, growers will have to pay for the cost of control.