A Te Puke kiwifruit co-operative is advising its growers to avoid new varieties because of risks associated with the vine-killing disease PSA.
Satara represents about 10% of growers.
Last week, the company advised Te Puke and other Bay of Plenty growers not to take up new lines this season to delay new variety investment for at least a year.
New Zealand Kiwifruit Grower's president Peter Ombler says growers in Te Puke are nervous about using new varieties.
The board of kiwifruit marketer Zespri will make a decision on the release of new varieties on Wednesday.