Psa research session provides important updates
Although growers have learnt to live with Psa, the kiwifruit industry still feels the impact of this disease on a daily basis. Through the Zespri/KVH Innovation portfolio investments are made to improve the tools we have in our toolbox for managing Psa.
A session this earlier this week at Baypark was designed for growers, contractors, post-harvest and merchants to profile our objectives for future Psa management, current research activities, and key research outcomes from the past year.
More than 100 people attended the science update. Growers heard from a range of speakers including Marisa Til from Plant & Food Research who outlined the latest understanding around breeding new cultivars and rootstocks for resistance.
Growers were also involved in discussions about challenges with managing Psa and on on-orchard practices such as girdling and budrot, and cut-out.
Zespri and KVH provided updates on the future focus of Psa products, including products in the pipeline and how to get the best out of Aureo Gold. The day ended with a presentation from Linda Peacock at KVH on Psa Best Practice.
Videos from the day will be available shortly and will be included in the next Bulletin.