New positive for Whangarei

20 October 2016

There has been a new positive Psa result for Whangarei on a trial variety within the current controlled area. The block showing symptoms has been removed and no symptoms have been seen in surrounding blocks. The Whangarei controlled area remains in place.

Growers in the Whangarei region are monitoring their orchards fortnightly with the next round due to be reported to KVH on 21 October. Growers are recommended to maintain a copper programme that ensure rapidly expanding leaves are protected prior to high risk weather. Actigard may also be used up until the first female flower opens.