Reminder to order nursery plants in advance
A key message KVH is picking up during nursery visits relating to the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) is that growers are not providing nurseries with orders far enough in advance.
Without a reliable estimate on anticipated demand for the next season, nurseries take a conservative approach to avoid getting left with unsold stock.
Growers should order plants in as far advance as possible, preferably one year in advance to avoid any shortage in supply.
Additionally, growers should only be purchasing plants that have KVH certification accreditation or are registered with KVH. A list of nurseries and their status is available on the KVH website.