10 Sep 2012

Agency to meet minister over PSA plan

6:40 am on 10 September 2012

Kiwifruit Vine Health is meeting Primary Industries Minister David Carter on Monday to discuss a plan for the future of the industry.

Representatives from KVH will discuss the implementation by the ministry of a national management plan for the PSA vine killing disease.

KVH chief executive Barry O'Neil says the agency has collated the outcome of a national poll of kiwifruit growers and packhouse operators who lease orchards, which it held late last month.

He says 50% of eligible voters took part in the poll, with nearly 80% in favour of the strategy.

Mr O'Neil says KVH will submit its full proposed national management strategy for PSA, which complies with the Biosecurity Act, to Mr Carter in October.