Protective Canopies Limited in conjunction with its supply partners have developed a cost effective canopy
structure to keep kiwifruit protected from wind and rain.
Research in New Zealand, Italy and Korea indicates
this will significantly limit PSA entering the leaves or wounds and infecting the plants (New Zealand Kiwifruit Journal Nov/Dec 2012). Article Here
On going research is being conducted by Zespri and Plant and Food regarding the ability of an infected crop to
recover from PSA symptoms and return to full production.
Protective Canopies Limited will provide kit sets of all materials to construct canopies on your orchard
along with recommending preferred contractors for the construction.
Kit sets will be specific to your orchard. Orchard mapping for both layout and contour are critical to supply
material dimensions suitable for you orchard.
Engineering Certification of Procan Canopies - 11 March 2013 PDF(197k)
Impact of Covered Structures on the progression of Psa V – Plant and Food - 11 March 2013 PDF(197k)
See the benefits of Protective Canopies PDF(383k)
Rainproof Canopies and Orchard Values PDF(399k)
Compare Kiwifruit Psa with the Environmental Impact of Bacterial Diseases of Beans PDF(1.2mb)
Australian Government Canopy Subsidies PDF(70kb)
A new direction for Kiwifruit growing PDF(175kb)
Italy: Kiwifruit under cover PSA prevention trials taking place
Reduce PSA in Your Kiwifruit an Accountants View
Contact John or Phil for a no obligation orchard visit and cost estimate.