Under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) KVH protocols have been established for controlling the movement of risk items capable of spreading Psa-V.
All kiwifruit growing regions throughout New Zealand have clear movement controls in place for all plant material (including living kiwifruit plants, rootstock and budwood) as part of the ongoing programme to contain the spread of Psa-V. See the 'maps and stats' page to view the status of each region.
The controls also require that specific conditions are met where inter-regional movement is essential and has been agreed to prior to movement.
Movement controls differ across different risk items depending on the nature and level of risk they pose.
- KVH Protocol: Artificial pollination
- KVH Protocol: Disposal options
- KVH Protocol: Fruit bins
- KVH Protocol: Harvest, packing and reject fruit
- KVH Protocol: Mandatory monitoring
- KVH Protocol: Mature plant movements
- KVH Protocol: Orchard equipment and infrastructure
- KVH Protocol: Other plant material
- KVH Protocol: Pollination with bees
- KVH Protocol: Processors
- KVH Protocol: Resistance to Psa control products
- Tissue Culture standard for the movement of plant material into Containment and Exclusion regions: This standard was updated June 2021. The major change is the timing of the first PCR testing, which will now occur before mother plants are designated, giving greater confidence of clean starting material. As a result there is one less culture cycle required (see process flow chart in Appendix 2, page 8).