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The Crown will appeal the High Court’s decision that the government was negligent in allowing kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa into the country.
The Crown has filed a notice of appeal in the Court of Appeal against the High Court's decision in the Psa litigation.
The recent High Court ruling that the Crown was negligent and breached its duty of care to kiwifruit growers affected by the damaging Psa disease a decade ago has huge implications for future biosecurity outbreaks.
The leader of the team that cracked the kiwifruit’s PSA problem says a hunch on how to deal with the outbreak paid off.
The Plant & Food Research team that took on Psa-V disease and won have received a prize worth $500,000.
The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) in March.
The kiwifruit industry initially lost a billion dollars -- about one-third of its capital value -- to Psa, says Zespri chief executive Lain Jager.
Science could be a key factor in the Kiwifruit Claim which heads to court on August 7, scheduled for a 13-week hearing.
Despite the wet weather, kiwifruit vine killing bacteria Psa has surprisingly been less active so far this spring.
New Zealand's kiwifruit industry is lauded these days for its recovery from Psa. This innovative, well-organised industry has orchardists, scientists, marketers and distributors working well together.