28 Oct 2011

PSA symptoms reported on green kiwifruit vines

7:30 pm on 28 October 2011

Kiwifruit growers in the Te Puke area are reporting symptoms of the Psa vine disease on green kiwifruit vines.

Until now, Psa has shown up mainly on gold kiwifruit vines.

Kiwifruit Vine Health general manager John Burke told Morning Report that tell tale spotting on green kiwifruit vines appeared after recent wet weather on an extensive scale.

But, he said, it's too soon to tell how this will affect production.