How to avoid PSA spread
The pneumatic shears which disinfect the blades at each cut, very useful for kiwi pruning because they avoid transmitting the disease within the orchard.
There's no definitive solution yet to eradicate PSA, cancer affecting the cultivation of kiwi. Scientific researches show us the importance of prevention and monitoring. PSA enters the plant through its natural openings and wounds caused by the weather, such as hail and storms, or by human labor . It spreads especially during cold and wet . PSA causes, over time, the degradation and the wilting of the plant, until the death of the tissues and consequently of the plant itself.