HOW TO PRE­VENT WILD KIWIFRUIT

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Grow­ers – Re­move un­picked fruit from vines and mulch as soon as pos­si­ble. This pre­vents mass feed­ing by birds and al­lows the fruit to com­post as quickly as pos­si­ble. Post-har­vest op­er­a­tors – Cover bins of re­jected fruit to pre­vent birds feed­ing on ripen­ing fruit. Farm­ers – Cover stock­piles of fruit with shade cloth, wind­break net­ting or some­thing sim­i­lar, to pre­vent birds from get­ting to any fruit. Feed out only what will be eaten by stock at one time to pre­vent birds from eat­ing left­overs. The pub­lic – Be care­ful with the dis­posal of kiwifruit, par­tic­u­larly while out in the bush.

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