3 May 2012

Another Psa case confirmed in South Auckland

9:48 am on 3 May 2012

Kiwifruit Vine Health has confirmed another orchard in South Auckland has the vine-killing disease Psa.

The infected orchard is in the Franklin district, bringing to six the number of properties in the area affected by the disease .

Until December last year Psa had been been found only in Bay of Plenty.

The total number of infected orchards has now risen to 1179 - 36% of the country's kiwifruit orchards.

Psa was first discovered on a Te Puke orchard in November 2010.