Providing pollen

16 October 2014

Growers and those with stored pollen available for sale are reminded the movement of pollen between orchards and regions must be managed to minimise the risk of Psa-V spread.

Key requirements for providing pollen:

  • All kiwifruit pollen operators – defined as ‘every person or entity collecting, milling, selling, distributing and/or artificially applying pollen’ must register with KVH—Click here to do this.
  • All pollen mill operators (including growers who mill for their own use) and anyone who has sourced pollen from a mill for further distribution must also register and follow requirements in the KVH Protocol: Artificial Pollination. The protocol describes movement controls for pollen.
  • A Psa-V Risk Management Plan—Artificial Pollination must be completed as part of the protocol requirements. A template can be found on the KVH website here.