Farmers asked to keep finds on ice, then store them in ethanol to aid in DNA studies.
Looking into new tools and processes to safeguard precious and productive plants.
We just want wild animal numbers brought under control, so they stop wrecking our farms, says Feds.
Chilean needle grass would have a ‘hugely negative’ impact on farms.
Data shows that these pest populations have been expanding in range across native habitats and primary production land.
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.
Listing would help meet urgent need to fund eradication.
Horizons find led to widespread search for others of its kind.
Pest has been spreading beyond containment zone.
Strain of resistance not seen overseas is showing up in NZ hives.
Scientists work out how to detect disease days before it becomes visible on plants.
But report also highlights opportunities for a food-producing nation as crop conditions alter.
Alan Emerson is firmly on the side of the village encouraging kids to shoot feral cats.
Shooting, not poison, is the best option for lifestyle farmers, he says.
Subdivisions and other smaller properties targeted after summer ‘plague’.
Successful ECan pilot programme shows promise against Nassella tussock.
But contractor, researchers at odds over reasons behind surge in need to dip.
There could be money in the rabbit problem on NZ farms.
If left unchecked, by 2025 wallabies would cost New Zealanders around $84 million a year in damage.
Communities encouraged to support industry's efforts to bring rabbit population under control.
Regional councils seek new fence and public help in spotting the pests as their range continues to spread.
The debate on glyphosate safety has intensified following a United States court ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…
Almost $5 million in funding to Predator Free 2050 will help the country’s pest-tech sector develop more innovative…
Farmers and landowners in the Rotorua region are ramping up efforts to control a long-time wallaby population that…
In coming weeks biosecurity officials will be doubling down on efforts to identify if the fall army worm has established itself further in the upper North Island.
The Government has announced funding of $42.9 million to bolster New Zealand’s biosecurity system as part of Budget 2022 and $68m over the next year for M bovis eradication.
Biosecurity New Zealand and primary sector partners are urging maize and corn growers to keep a close eye out for a crop-killing moth pest with potential to cost cropping farmers millions of dollars.
MORE than two decades after it arrived in New Zealand, varroa mite is being reported as the main reason behind a significant jump in beehive colony losses.
The results of funding through the Predator Free 2050 project are starting to filter through to regions as new trapping and detection tech starts to take on a commercial head of steam.
A better understanding of the genetic technology that could eradicate possums from New Zealand’s landscape does not necessarily mean the pest will undergo gene-editing to get rid of it.
The country’s “least wanted” list of biosecurity pests and diseases has had the bacteria xylella added to it, as industry officials witness its devastating effects on crops in California and Italy.