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The spread of Psa

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The spread of Psa

From the initial discovery of Psa in New Zealand in 2010, increasingly more orchards have become infected with the bacteria. By July 2012, more than 1200 orchards were infected with the virulent form of the disease, Psa-V – a total of around 38% of New Zealand kiwifruit orchards.

Data courtesy of Kiwifruit Vine Health