Looking into new tools and processes to safeguard precious and productive plants.
NZ Pork seeks ban of imports from affected countries as disease spreads in Europe.
Raft of countries bar imports as highly contagious, fatal disease spreads through Europe.
NZ can play a much stronger leadership role in managing biosecurity risks in the Pacific.
It will aim to develop a novel, integrated aerobiological surveillance and prediction system to manage aerial pest movement.
Agency’s spider senses tingling as borders open and passenger arrivals climb.
As a precaution, farmers should ask their semen supplier about what testing has been performed.
The review was commissioned by the programme’s partners, MPI, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, in mid-2022.
If left unchecked, by 2025 wallabies would cost New Zealanders around $84 million a year in damage.
OSPRI said about 1% of cattle arriving at meat processors over the past year were untagged when they were expected to be tagged.
The Explorer G3 workstation is designed to test up to 7000 samples a day for antibodies to FMD and other exotic diseases.
Country’s biggest commercial cattle feedlot in final stage of disinfection.
Fruit fly surveillance ramps up ahead of high-risk season and increased global activity.
The policy affects the identification and management of biodiversity on public, private and Māori land.
Scentian Bio has developed sensor technology that mimics insects’ smell receptors.
Funding announced for research into the invasive pest plant.
Cupful of water all it takes to find invasive pest species.
There are four confirmed properties in Mid Canterbury at present.
NZ firms join forces to develop a biosecurity early warning system.
Plan to cut programme to less than half current budget, potentially undoing years of work
Property in Mid Canterbury identified through routine testing.
Agriculture ministers discuss joint efforts to reduce biosecurity risks.
Biosecurity protocols fall down as farmer waved through checks after Bali trip.
More than 100 top international researchers and stakeholders brought together to consider co-ordinated global response to biosecurity threats facing the natural world.
Any foot-and-mouth outbreak in NZ would meet a veterinary and on-farm force with five years’ experience in dealing with a biosecurity incursion.
For the first time in its history, survey records net negative production expectations for coming year
Threats to national herd mitigated by long-term planning by Livestock Improvement Corp.
Individual tracking will be key if FMD crosses from Indonesia, says NSW.
Cargo containers examined as NZ ramps up anti-FMD measures.