Insight from latest monitoring rounds
As a requirement under the National Pest Management Plan (NPMP) all growers of Not Detected orchards in all regions are required to monitor their orchards and report their results to KVH by 31 October.
KVH has so far received about 50% of these results. If your orchard is Not Detected and you have not monitored or reported please do so ASAP using the online form (or by phoning KVH) to ensure you are compliant. View reporting results by region here.
The value of monitoring was highlighted recently when KVH completed monitoring rounds in Whangarei and North-West Auckland, where a further positive result was identified.
Symptoms were leaf spotting and flower bud browning on several male vines in a Hayward orchard – see article photo.
As there is Psa inoculum around, growers in this region are advised to carefully check their orchards for symptoms and contact their post-harvest representative or KVH to have samples taken if they see anything suspicious.
KVH staff monitored orchards surrounding and including the two positive orchards In Whangarei. Several samples were taken from orchards during this monitoring round but no new Psa positive sites were identified.
Growers in this region have had four rounds of monitoring to complete over the high-risk Spring period. The last round is due to be submitted to KVH by Friday 1 December.