NZ: KVH looks at new "Far North" exclusion zone for Psa protection

July 19 , 2016

The board of Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has said it will consider a proposal for a new "Far North" exclusion region that could potentially form part of its National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP).

In a release last Thursday, KVH said it would discuss the matter this week.

"This proposal was requested by an industry body operating in the far north area and follows consultation with local interested parties," the group said in a release.

"The proposed new region would extend from Ahipara on the West coast across to Taipa in on the East coast and up to Cape Reinga."

The proposal looks to establish a high level of protection for new commercial growing areas where new commercial orchards are starting to be established, as well as for other areas of importance to the industry such as sites that supply plant material that is free of the disease Psa.

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