Spring brings stirrings of Psa-V
KVH has just completed a monitoring round of Gold3 and Hayward vines across the Bay of Plenty, including orchards from Maketu, Edgecumbe, Waihi and Opotiki.
Cane dieback and fresh exudate (often from multiple points) were obvious on many male vines and some female vines. Reports of similar symptoms have been received from Waikato and Katikati orchards.
- Click here to view symptoms found across the region.
With spring around the corner, growers are advised to carefully monitor areas of their orchards where they have had symptoms in the past.
Information on Psa-V management will be covered in the upcoming spring Psa industry meeting on Wednesday 2 September.