20 Dec 2013

More kiwifruit orchards infected

12:13 pm on 20 December 2013

More gold kiwifruit orchards in Kerikeri are PSA-positive.

Kiwifruit Vine Health says two more orchards tested positive this week to PSA-V, the bacterial disease that is lethal to the Hort16A gold kiwifruit variety.

While one orchard in Kerikeri had tested positive in October last year - there had been no further sign of the disease in the region until this month.

Four orchards in the region are now infected.

All told, 2330 around the country are known to have been hit by the disease.