Observation on male vines

02 October 2014

During spring, Psa-V symptoms can change quickly as sap rises. Therefore, ongoing monitoring of orchards is essential at this time of year.

Monitoring of male vines, particularly in areas where males were affected by Psa-V in previous years, is recommended to allow growers to make early assessments of likely artificial pollination needs. Pollen suppliers have indicated stocks are lower than in past years.

Following recent orchards visits, KVH has prepared the following observation reports: