Kerikeri Controlled Area and Notice of Direction lifted

07 August 2014

In October 2012 KVH established a ‘Kerikeri Controlled Area’ to help prevent the spread of Psa-V in the Kerikeri region. At the time one Kerikeri orchard had been identified with Psa-V.

Psa-V has now been identified on 26 orchards throughout the Kerikeri region, including orchards outside of the Controlled Area. Therefore, the KVH Board has decided to remove the Kerikeri Controlled Area; and lift the Notice of Direction issued to growers, effective immediately.

Although the notice has been lifted, the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) rules and requirements still apply. All orchards within the Kerikeri Psa-V Containment Region have rules covering movement of risk items including plants and machinery (within, into and out of the Region), application of crop protection products, vine management, monitoring and reporting of Psa-V symptoms.