National Psa-V Pest Management Plan - internal review
16 June 2016
May 2016 marked three years since the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) was first implemented and as a result, KVH has undertaken an internal non-statutory review of the Plan. The review was to firstly test if the NPMP was still needed, and then focus on ensuring it remains effective and identifying improvements to align with ongoing Psa control challenges. The KVH Board has confirmed the need to continue with a comprehensive plan to combat the ongoing impacts of Psa, particularly since the bacteria is rapidly evolving and starting to show signs of product resistance. Key areas were identified for improvement in the review process. Click here for a summary of these. These components and others will be presented to industry in July through a series of meetings with postharvest and Zespri for feedback/input before the review is finalised. The objective is to complete the Board review in July, and present it to members at the KVH AGM on 31 August 2016. Growers are welcome to give feedback.