Illegal kiwifruit transfer to the Hawke’s Bay
July 24th, 2013

Illegal kiwifruit transfer to the Hawke’s Bay

A grower has illegally moved kiwifruit plant material from the Bay of Plenty to the Hawke’s Bay, increasing the risk of Psa infection of Hawke’s Bay kiwifruit orchards, which is a breech of biosecurity regulations.

No
New Zealand holds onto number two spot in kiwifruit trade
March 6th, 2013

New Zealand holds onto number two spot in kiwifruit trade

Newly released data shows that Italy is firmly established as the world’s largest kiwifruit grower, its 430,000 tonne production representing 30% of the global total. New Zealand’s 365,000 tonnes puts it in second spot with 25% of the total, just ahead of Chile’s 238,000 tonnes (16%).

No
Half New Zealand kiwifruit orchards infected with PsaV
September 10th, 2012

Half New Zealand kiwifruit orchards infected with PsaV

With the confirmation of 29 new cases of PsaV infection last week, half of all kiwifruit orchards in the country are now infected.

No
Another area infected by Psa
September 6th, 2012

Another area infected by Psa

The deadly kiwifruit pathogen, Psa has been positively identified in the Coromandel, a previously unaffected region.

No
G3 showing unsettling signs of Psav
August 17th, 2012

G3 showing unsettling signs of Psav

The new G3 variety of gold kiwifruit being promoted as a path to better manage the disease in New Zealand, is showing signs of being less resistant to the bacteria than first thought.

No
July 5th, 2012

Kiwifruit Growers considers legal action over Psa-v

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) is consulting its lawyers over the findings of the independent report commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries into biosecurity failings around the Psa outbreak in the Bay of Plenty.

No
July 5th, 2012

Report identifies “major shortcomings” in biosecurity

A report on the biosecurity aspect of the recent outbtreak of Psa-v disease in New Zealand has identified “major shortcomings” in the Ministry for Primary Industries’ biosecurity management.

No
Antibiotic scandal compounds kiwifruit industry problems
May 28th, 2012

Antibiotic scandal compounds kiwifruit industry problems

Faced with declining world prices and the high costs of the Psa infection, New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry has suffered a further blow with the exposure of orchardists’ illegal use of antibiotics.

No
Declining foreign sourced fruit and lower kiwifruit grower returns
May 28th, 2012

Declining foreign sourced fruit and lower kiwifruit grower returns

In spite of record volumes from New Zealand growers in the 2011/12 kiwifruit season just concluded, the price paid per tray to growers fell eight cents (1%) according to the latest data from kiwifruit marketers Zespri.

No
Hort NZ wants all incoming luggage scanned for pests
May 25th, 2012

Hort NZ wants all incoming luggage scanned for pests

In the wake of the Queensland fruit fly scare currently locking down parts of Auckland, horticulturists are calling for the Government to improve border security by scanning all inbound luggage at airports.

No
April 26th, 2012

Chile set to fill market hole left by NZ kiwifruit

The problems for New Zealand kiwifruit growers, faced with declining production in the wake of the Psa epidemic, may turn out to be a bonus for Chilean growers.

No
November 24th, 2011

Psa hits Pukekohe

Two kiwifruit orchards in the Pukekohe region south of Auckland have tested positive for the kiwifruit disease Psa-V.

No