KVH visits top of the South
17 November 2016
Last week KVH visited the South Island to meet with biosecurity managers from other plant sectors and discuss opportunities for closer alignment on the issues we have in common, including Brown Marmorated Stink Bug which is a significant threat to many sectors. The group discussed how we might develop a shared vision for readiness and response activities under a GIA Operational Agreement. While down south, KVH took the opportunity to visit nurseries selling plants certified under the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme - it was great to see these operations doing well. Some growers were also visited to inspect unusual symptoms that had been reported. Samples were collected and fortunately these have returned non-detected results for Psa. However, this highlights the importance of growers monitoring their orchards and reporting unusual symptoms to KVH for further investigation.