Plant Health Australia visits Te Puke

18 September 2014

Plant Health Australia (PHA), the industry body that coordinates the government-industry partnership for plant biosecurity in Australia, visited KVH yesterday to learn about our Psa-V management approach, and to share information about future biosecurity priorities.

The full Board of Directors participated in the visit and were extremely impressed with what the NZ kiwifruit industry has accomplished in just under four years since Psa-V arrived, in terms of managing and reducing the risks using the NPMP, and also the major R&D efforts that have been achieved.

Discussions on future biosecurity priorities included understanding the Australian approach to cost sharing for fruit fly, where the arrangement in place has government funding 80 percent and industry 20 percent of the costs associated with responses.