Kiwifruit Phytophthora survey

05 March 2020

KVH, Zespri and Plant & Food Research are currently working together on a survey of Phytophthora pathogens in kiwifruit orchards throughout New Zealand. This project will support New Zealand’s biosecurity by better understanding our current baseline of Phytophthora species associated with kiwifruit.

Sampling rounds will be completed in autumn and spring over two years (2020/21).

Growers who have vines with known or suspected Phytophthora symptoms and who would like to be involved in this survey can read more about the project here.