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Psa status

Psa status

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24 Apr 24 Biosecurity News

Psa status

Growers are reminded to update KVH should the Psa status of your KPIN change from undetected to Psa positive.

This allows refresh of industry statistics regarding Psa spread, and supports KVH decisions on the supply of nursery stock, budwood and pollen to new developments and existing Psa undetected blocks.

Controls are in place under the Kiwifruit Pathway Management Plan to provide protection against the full range of biosecurity threats to our industry, including Psa-V and effective movement controls disallow plant material at risk of harbouring Psa to move to undetected sites.

Growers with Psa undetected sites can source fully certified plant material through the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) to ensure freedom from Psa-V and other biosecurity risks. This provides growers and greenfield developers with confidence of the best possible start for their investment.

KVH is aware that across time, growers may observe Psa-like symptoms on previously undetected blocks, and reminds growers of their responsibility to confirm any new Psa positive status to KVH. Newer growers, or those less familiar with Psa can contact post-harvest technical teams for help with a visual confirmation or assistance in testing for Psa if needed.

If you have developed a new orchard over the last few years, and have noted that Psa is now present, you can contact [email protected] to update your KPIN status.

Also, if you are a greenfield developer, you can contact KVH for an ID number so that you can receive nursery plants and budwood for your site.

This ongoing collective management of Psa at orchard, regional and national level helps minimise Psa-impacts for all growers.


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