New phase for Psa management at regional workshops
KVH and Zespri are coming out to many regions running informal workshops on the next phase of Psa management across the industry.
As an industry, we’ve been at the forefront of biosecurity and pest management for many years. This proactiveness and future thinking continues with the introduction of the new Pathway Management Plan and phasing out of the Psa NPMP.
With the introduction of the new Plan, the time is right for the industry to move into a new phase of Psa protection and longer-term management (from 1 April), which is what the workshops will focus on.
Please join us to discuss how Psa will continue to be well managed to provide support at the orchard, regional, and national level to reduce spread and impacts of Psa and ensure best practice on-orchard.
KVH and Zespri are running these workshops together, as we have been jointly determining how support is best provided to all growers moving forward.
Specifically, we’ll be talking through KVH’s ongoing role retaining high-risk activities for Psa such as preventing further spread and preparedness for any new variants; post-harvest technical advice and support; Zespri co-ordination of support and resources for growers managing the impact of Psa on-orchard; research and tool development; and of course, how to identify and report unusual symptoms.
We’re currently arranging a Nelson workshop and will also be running further workshops in the Bay of Plenty. We’ll let you know more about those once they’re confirmed over coming weeks.