Kiwifruit growers in line for new antibiotic to fight Psa-V
June 26th, 2013

Kiwifruit growers in line for new antibiotic to fight Psa-V

Hokko Chemical Industry Co. has applied to the Environmental Protection Authority to import the water based antibiotic, Kasumin 2L for use in the kiwifruit industry. Kiwifruit Vine Health CEO Barry O’Neil says the organisation is talking to Zespri and NZ Kiwifruit Growers Inc with a view to making a joint submission to EPA to support the importation of the antibiotic.

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Zespri profits plunge caused by Psa-v and China fines
May 30th, 2013

Zespri profits plunge caused by Psa-v and China fines

Kiwifruit trader, Zespri International has announced a 63% plunge in profits as a direct consequence of the Psa-v infection of New Zealand orchards, and its questionable trade activities in China.

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Drought and disease decimate kiwifruit
May 16th, 2013

Drought and disease decimate kiwifruit

With harvest well under way, the 2013 kiwifruit crop is looking to be even worse than anticipated with the effects of the drought adding to those of the Psa-V infection. At the half-way stage of harvest, the total crop is expected to be less than 80 million trays, 20% down on predictions for the season of more than 100 million. Gold yields are down on last season by more than 50%.

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Kiwifruit co-op wants more Waikato suppliers
January 24th, 2013

Kiwifruit co-op wants more Waikato suppliers

Kiwifruit post harvest operator EastPack is on the hunt for more Waikato suppliers as it forecasts a profit and a steady grower dividend payout this year.

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Are raincoats the answer to Psa
January 22nd, 2013

Are raincoats the answer to Psa

A Katikati-based company, Protective Canopies (Procan), claims to have found a defence against Psa-V disease for kiwifruit growers.

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Horticulture New Zealand happy about kiwifruit’s moderate biosecurity status
December 6th, 2012

Horticulture New Zealand happy about kiwifruit’s moderate biosecurity status

Horticulture New Zealand is adding its voice of thanks to the Government and in particular Primary Industries Minister David Carter, for declaring the Psa-V outbreak a moderate-biosecurity adverse event.

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Legal action over kiwifruit disease still being considered
December 4th, 2012

Legal action over kiwifruit disease still being considered

A number of kiwifruit packing and marketing companies are still considering whether to take legal action against the Ministry of Primary Industries over the introduction of the kiwifruit pathogen Psa into New Zealand.

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New chairman elect at Zespri
November 8th, 2012

New chairman elect at Zespri

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri has announced the election of its new chairman. Peter McBride will replace John Loughlin when he leaves his post early in 2012.

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Graft connection to kiwifruit pathogen is decisive
October 30th, 2012

Graft connection to kiwifruit pathogen is decisive

Male baker grafts, on the the grafting techniques used by kiwifruit orchardists and nurseries, are proving to be a strong link with the fatal kiwifruit infection, Psa-V.

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Psa breaks into Northland
October 26th, 2012

Psa breaks into Northland

The latest confirmed outbreak of Psa-V in Kerikeri breaks the security of Northland against the kiwifruit vine pathogen. The outbreak was confirmed yesterday in a block of yellow cultivars.

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October 25th, 2012

Zespri chairman resigns

Zespri chairman John Loughlin has announced he will stand down as chairman of the board and as a director early next year, at a time still to be confirmed.

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Psa-V hits Waikato
August 22nd, 2012

Psa-V hits Waikato

The bacterial kiwifruit vine pathogen, Psa-v has been discovered in a Waikato orchard for the first time.

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