HOW TO PREVENT WILD KIWIFRUIT
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.