Displaying items by tag: Biosecurity

An invasive weed that can reduce water quality and block irrigation systems has been discovered in the Waikato River.

Published in General News
Thursday, 27 February 2020 12:12

Biocontrol options explored for nassella tussock

Scientists are calling on farmers to help in the quest for the biological control of the noxious weed, nassella tussock.

Published in Management
Friday, 31 January 2020 13:55

Auckland fruit fly operation ends

Biosecurity New Zealand has ended fruit fly operations and lifted restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables on Auckland’s North Shore.

Published in General News
Friday, 24 January 2020 12:22

The year in review

New Zealand Winegrowers' Biosecurity team review the year that was.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 October 2019 11:44

Businesses pledge to protect New Zealand 

A group of 50 New Zealand companies have signed a first-of-its-kind pledge to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 September 2019 11:55

On-farm biosecurity a strict necessity

Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen rears calves and sees farm biosecurity as a necessity. For effective traceability and disease management he operates a ‘closed farm system’ along with a beef farmer and grazier

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:55

Fight lost to keep potato disease out

The fight to wipe out a potato disease from New Zealand has been lost.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 September 2019 07:55

Mind your feet — Feds

The days are gone when you may wear on a farm the shoes you have worn on overseas trips, says Feds biosecurity spokeswoman Karen Williams.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:55

Chicken disease controllable — industry

A suspected new disease in the New Zealand poultry industry is a disappointment, says Michael Brooks, executive director, Egg Producers Federation (EPF).

Published in General News
Friday, 19 July 2019 14:43

Big changes for biosecurity system

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has unveiled big changes to New Zealand’s biosecurity system, including new law changes to strengthen animal tracing and details of a Biosecurity Act overhaul.

Published in General News
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