Good result following North-West Auckland monitoring

23 October 2014

Last week KVH completed a round of monitoring in the North-West Auckland region. The region is currently classified as an Exclusion region with a Controlled Area in place.

Seven orchards were inspected and samples were taken from three orchards. All tests were confirmed ‘Not Detected’.

There is one positive orchard in the region—confirmed in November 2013. The Hort16A on this orchard was removed immediately following the positive test and stump-grafted to Gold3.There are no signs of further Psa-V infection on this orchard.

North-West Auckland growers are maintaining good protectant programmes hygiene. Only one Hort16A orchard remains and this has been notch-grafted to Gold3.