New Zealand gold kiwi rocked by bacterial disease

12/17/2011 02:07:00 AM
Tom Karst

TK: To say the prognosis is not encouraging is an understatement. Italy has been hurt by PSA, and  Chile also has found the disease but the extent of the potential damage there is much less clear. How did the disease come to New Zealand? Pollen imports are suspected. The USDA report is essential reading for all kiwifruit traders, who are being told that New Zealand kiwi exports will decline for the next two to three years. About the impact on the post harvest sector, USDA FAS reported:

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