KVH records show a number of ‘Not Detected’ orchards have been requesting plants from Psa-V positive nurseries. Movement controls prohibit this; and therefore requests for these movements are declined.
To ensure KVH records are accurate and growers are not disadvantaged, it is important growers notify KVH if Psa-V symptoms are showing on an orchard for the first time. Visual verification of Psa-V symptoms from suitably qualified people (i.e. Packhouse Psa Managers) will be accepted in lieu of lab-testing.
Growers have a legal obligation under the NPMP to notify KVH within 48 hours if their orchard shows Psa-V symptoms for the first time.
Postharvest operators in Recovery regions have recently been sent a list of their growers who are still recorded as ‘Not Detected’. If you are unsure of your status please contact your packhouse or KVH on 0800 665 825.
Click here to read a KVH Information Sheet on Psa-V Sample Collection and Testing