Movement control rules for machinery during harvest

07 April 2016

Growers and contractors are reminded that prior to any movement of orchard machinery they should refer to the relevant KVH Protocol, to confirm whether permission from KVH is required. The need for permission is dependent on the regional classification of where you are moving the machinery from or to. This includes movement of tractors from a machinery sales yard.

Click here to view the KVH Protocol for orchard machinery and infrastructure.

Click here for more information on regional classifications. Machinery must have all plant material removed, be thoroughly washed and sanitised with a KVH approved product. The list of approved sanitisers can be found here. The Psa-V incursion has led to orchardists’ adopting world-leading, best-practice hygiene procedures. This practice is valuable in preventing the spread of many harmful pathogens, including resistant bacteria. Orchard owners and contractors must keep to the rules and maintain best practice, including during harvest.