Friday, July 1, 2022

Pests


Court corrals Bayer again on Roundup

Court corrals Bayer again on Roundup

ByRichard RennieJun 21, 2022
The debate on glyphosate safety has intensified following a United States court ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to re-examine the spray’s risk to human health. The United States circuit court supported environmental groups, farm worker and safety advocacy bodies…

Investment to aid trapping tech

ByRichard RennieJun 16, 2022
Almost $5 million in funding to Predator Free 2050 will help the country’s pest-tech sector develop more innovative ways to deal with the burgeoning pest population. Invested through the Products…

Rotorua wallabies jumping further afield

ByRichard RennieJun 3, 2022
Farmers and landowners in the Rotorua region are ramping up efforts to control a long-time wallaby population that is starting to drift beyond its original base. A resident population of…

Fall army worm efforts doubling down

ByRichard RennieMay 11, 2022
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 highly invasive…


$42.9m to bolster biosecurity

$42.9m to bolster biosecurity

ByStaff reporterMay 6, 2022
The Government has announced funding of $42.9 million to bolster New Zealand’s biosecurity system as part of Budget 2022 and…
Keep an eye out for plant pest

Keep an eye out for plant pest

ByAnnette ScottApr 28, 2022
Fall armyworm (FAW) caterpillars were first found in Tauranga last month and now also identified on sweet corn and maize…
Varroa gains momentum after 20 years

Varroa gains momentum after 20 years

ByRichard RennieMar 21, 2022
After over 20 years in New Zealand, varroa’s momentum appears to be picking up, hitting hives harder in the past…
First round of new pest tech out

First round of new pest tech out

ByRichard RennieJan 25, 2022
Predator Free 2050 science director Dr Dan Tompkins says he was confident NZ could still hit its target with emerging…
Possums’ genetics may seal fate

Possums’ genetics may seal fate

ByRichard RennieNov 23, 2021
Predator Free 2050 science director Professor Dan Tompkins says New Zealand has a very good chance of eradicating possums by…
Xylella joins least wanted line up

Xylella joins least wanted line up

ByRichard RennieNov 17, 2021
Xylella has wiped out millions of olive trees in Italy, and is starting to affect Spanish plantings.The country’s “least wanted”…
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