Spring Psa-V industry meeting : Wed 2 September

06 August 2015

KVH will hold a Psa-V spring industry meeting on Wednesday 2 September from 3pm-5pm at the Orchard Church in Te Puke and growers are encouraged to attend.

While Psa progression has slowed over the 2015 growing, spring is a high-risk season and a timely reminder to growers to keep up to date with the latest developments in R&D and Psa orchard management.

Joel Vanneste (P&FR), Barry O’Neil (KVH), Elaine Gould and Greg Clarke (Zespri) will present at the meeting.

Joel works closely with the industry to understand and provide advice around resistance management which is a focus for the industry this year.

Elaine and Greg will give an update on the KVH and Zespri R&D programme along with advice around pre-flowering trunk girdling and an update on the product testing programme.

Topics include:

  • Regional Psa update
  • Use of bactericides and copper
  • Update on streptomycin resistance
  • Spray programme for spring
  • Use conditions for KeyStrepto™ and Kasumin
  • Best practice to reduce resistance/tolerance developing
  • Innovation update
  • Spring girdling – males/females and best timing
  • Product update
  • Q&A session

Light refreshments will be provided following the meeting, providing a good networking opportunity.

Please RSVP to [email protected]