Kōrero: Kiwifruit

Investigating grey mould rot

This video clip shows one of the problems of storing kiwifruit infected with the botrytis fungus – the fruit go mouldy. Scientists have been able to prevent fruit from going mouldy for at least two years by applying antibiotics. However, antibiotic treatments are used only in experiments and not on kiwifruit sold for consumption. New Zealand scientists are searching for cultivars of kiwifruit that show natural resistance to grey mould (Botrytis cinerea).

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

TVNZ Television New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - KiwiGreen pest management', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/17764/investigating-grey-mould-rot (accessed 9 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008