Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers are being encouraged to attend a public meeting in Tauranga as the region continues its fight against the vine disease Psa.
A National Pest Management plan has been developed around the disease and Kiwifruit Vine Health will outline the proposed plan at the meeting.
CEO Barry O’Neil says orchardists are the main people feeling the impact of Psa.
Meetings are being held in all growing regions, including Tauranga and Te Puke, to talk to growers about future approaches around the disease.
A meeting is being held in Tauranga at 3.30pm today at the Greerton Marist Rugby Club on Oropi Road.
Te Puke’s meeting will be held at The Orchard Church on MacLoughlin Drive at 3pm.
According to the latest figures, 37 per cent of New Zealand orchards are infected with Psa.
The total number of orchards identified as having Psa-V is now sitting at 1224, with six new cases identified in the last week.
For more information on Psa read All quiet on the Psa-V front