Last week KVH followed up on two reports of unpruned orchards within the Te Puke region. Removal of vines was nearing completion on one property and the lease status of the second is being followed up.
Rules within the NPMP require completion of winter pruning (cutting and tying down of vines) by 1 October each year. Growers or concerned parties should contact KVH for follow-up of suspected unpruned or unmanaged blocks. NPMP rules are in place to reduce the risk of blocks harbouring Psa-V and providing risk to neighbouring orchards.