27 Sep 2013

More Whanganui orchards have PSA

1:46 pm on 27 September 2013

Kiwifruit vine disease Psa-V has been confirmed on another two orchards in the Whanganui area.

The first case of the disease in Whanganui was picked up a week ago.

Kiwifruit Vine Health has been testing and monitoring other orchards as a result, and has confirmed the presence of the bacterial disease in two more nearby orchards.

The agency has imposed a 10km radius control area with movement restrictions around the three infected orchards.

Four other kiwifruit orchards are also in the control zone.