Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Biosecurity


Government keeping a close eye on bird flu

Government keeping a close eye on bird flu

Guest writerMay 20, 2024
Extensive work is underway by Biosecurity New Zealand to prepare for high pathogenicity avian influenza, writes Biosecurity Minister Andrew Hoggard.

Keep a sharp eye out for needle grass

Farmers WeeklyApr 23, 2024
Pest plant would have a hugely negative impact on farms, Horizons warns.

Seaweed battle nets top biosecurity awards

Farmers WeeklyApr 10, 2024
Work to combat spread of exotic caulerpa seaweed recognised.

Back down to zero for M bovis

Annette ScottApr 3, 2024
Last known farm cleared – for now – as MPI turns focus on imported semen as a source of infection.


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Farmer fined for failing to register deer

Farmers WeeklyMar 22, 2024
NAIT obligations not met by Lake Tekapo producer.
Best of the best line up for Biosecurity Awards

Best of the best line up for Biosecurity Awards

Farmers WeeklyMar 1, 2024
More community groups make the short list this year.
Biosecurity New Zealands detector dog Ice on the job

Border control nabs close to 900 for biosecurity breaches

Farmers WeeklyJan 19, 2024
Authorities screen 100,000 more than the year before at Auckland International Airport.
Canterbury dairy farm infected with M bovis

Canterbury dairy farm infected with M bovis

Farmers WeeklyDec 15, 2023
Neighbouring farm to property found to have infection in September.
Have your say on future M bovis efforts

Have your say on future M bovis efforts

Annette ScottOct 12, 2023
Mycoplasma bovis partners propose to move disease eradication programme from the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Research sets out to beef up biosecurity

Research sets out to beef up biosecurity

Farmers WeeklyOct 10, 2023
Looking into new tools and processes to safeguard precious and productive plants.
NZ ‘monitoring global spread of African Swine Fever’

NZ ‘monitoring global spread of African Swine Fever’

Neal WallaceOct 10, 2023
NZ Pork seeks ban of imports from affected countries as disease spreads in Europe.
NZ Pork seeks import ban to head off African Swine Fever 

NZ Pork seeks import ban to head off African Swine Fever 

Neal WallaceOct 10, 2023
Raft of countries bar imports as highly contagious, fatal disease spreads through Europe.
brushtail-possum

Race to repel rogue species speeds up

Guest writerSep 22, 2023
NZ can play a much stronger leadership role in managing biosecurity risks in the Pacific.
myrtle-rust

Scion wins funding to study harmful aerial invaders

Farmers WeeklySep 21, 2023
It will aim to develop a novel, integrated aerobiological surveillance and prediction system to manage aerial pest movement. 
Milestone for M bovis programme

Milestone for M bovis programme

Neal WallaceAug 2, 2023
No infected farms in NZ as mammoth effort reaches halfway mark.
Scientists back ‘One Biosecurity’ system

Scientists back ‘One Biosecurity’ system

Gerald PiddockJul 28, 2023
Interconnected system needed for NZ’s biosecurity future.
Tarantulas a big hairy win for Biosecurity NZ

Tarantulas a big hairy win for Biosecurity NZ

Farmers WeeklyJul 25, 2023
Agency’s spider senses tingling as borders open and passenger arrivals climb.
Looking for the best in biosecurity

Looking for the best in biosecurity

Farmers WeeklyJun 19, 2023
Entries open for 2023 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.
More tests as M bovis found in Ashburton

More tests as M bovis found in Ashburton

Annette ScottMay 18, 2023
As a precaution, farmers should ask their semen supplier about what testing has been performed.
A fall armyworm on a maize leaf.

Vigilance the watchword as pest status changes

Annette ScottMay 5, 2023
Fall armyworm efforts move to long-term management.
Review shows Mid Canterbury M bovis programme is on track

Review shows Mid Canterbury M bovis programme is on track

Farmers WeeklyJan 31, 2023
The review was commissioned by the programme’s partners, MPI, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, in mid-2022.
New campaign intensifies war on wallabies

New campaign intensifies war on wallabies

Farmers WeeklyJan 25, 2023
If left unchecked, by 2025 wallabies would cost New Zealanders around $84 million a year in damage.
OSPRI study sets out to keep tabs on tag loss

OSPRI study sets out to keep tabs on tag loss

Neal WallaceJan 24, 2023
OSPRI said about 1% of cattle arriving at meat processors over the past year were untagged when they were expected to be tagged.
M bovis found on Banks Peninsula farm 

M bovis found on Banks Peninsula farm 

Farmers WeeklyJan 20, 2023
New Confirmed Properties total as three-millionth test done.
the Explorer G3 robot - a machine that tests for diseases like foot and mouth.

Robot ramps up biosecurity testing capacity

Annette ScottJan 13, 2023
The Explorer G3 workstation is designed to test up to 7000 samples a day for antibodies to FMD and other exotic diseases.
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Five Star stands empty for M bovis clean-up

Annette ScottJan 11, 2023
Country’s biggest commercial cattle feedlot in final stage of disinfection.
Hi-tech fruit fly surveillance programme gets underway

Hi-tech fruit fly surveillance programme gets underway

Charlie WilliamsonNov 23, 2022
Fruit fly surveillance ramps up ahead of high-risk season and increased global activity.
Biodiversity law should pass by year’s end

Biodiversity law should pass by year’s end

Neal WallaceNov 11, 2022
The policy affects the identification and management of biodiversity on public, private and Māori land.
Kiwi company passes Gates’ sniff test

Kiwi company passes Gates’ sniff test

Richard RennieNov 7, 2022
Scentian Bio has developed sensor technology that mimics insects’ smell receptors.
New project aims to say ‘see you later Gator weed’

New project aims to say ‘see you later Gator weed’

Gerald PiddockNov 4, 2022
Funding announced for research into the invasive pest plant.
Cup of eDNA soup scoops biosecurity prize

Cup of eDNA soup scoops biosecurity prize

Farmers WeeklyNov 1, 2022
Cupful of water all it takes to find invasive pest species.
M bovis confirmed on Wakanui red-zone farm 

M bovis confirmed on Wakanui red-zone farm 

Farmers WeeklyOct 21, 2022
Property movement has been restricted since August.
OSPRI flags feral pig role in spread of TB

OSPRI flags feral pig role in spread of TB

Farmers WeeklyOct 17, 2022
Hunters warned not to relocate animals to new areas.
New strain of M bovis found on infected property

New strain of M bovis found on infected property

Annette ScottOct 6, 2022
Testing stepped up after Mid Canterbury discovery.
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Another, plus a likely, property added to M bovis-infected list

There are four confirmed properties in Mid Canterbury at present.
AI on the lookout for disease 24/7

AI on the lookout for disease 24/7

Annette ScottSep 27, 2022
NZ firms join forces to develop a biosecurity early warning system.
Mass cull to contain M bovis

Mass cull to contain M bovis

Farmers WeeklySep 22, 2022
Eight farms in Mid Canterbury affected.
Govt to cut wilding control funds

Govt to cut wilding control funds

Joanna GriggSep 21, 2022
Plan to cut programme to less than half current budget, potentially undoing years of work
simon-andrew

New M bovis case found as outbreak winds down

Annette ScottSep 9, 2022
Property in Mid Canterbury identified through routine testing.
Web tools ‘boost FMD defences’ 

Web tools ‘boost FMD defences’ 

Annette ScottAug 24, 2022
Farmers urged to register with MyOSPRI.
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