High-risk weather warning over Easter

24 March 2016

Weather warnings have been issued over the Easter weekend and the KVH Risk Model is showing high-risk weather for Psa in many regions including Te Puke, Kerikeri and Whangarei.

Heavy rain and strong winds can cause damage to vines, increasing risk of Psa-V infection and spread.

Growers with orchards impacted by this weather are recommended to apply a copper spray immediately following the weather event and monitor at-risk areas of the orchard.