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A UK expert has warned that less-than-ideal onfarm biosecurity in NZ could lead to a more widespread outbreak in the event of a serious animal disease epidemic here.
Federated Farmers is disappointed to learn that a fourth line of fodder beet seed has been confirmed as being contaminated with velvetleaf.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is giving New Zealand schools a chance to name one of its six new bisecurity puppies.
The recent incursion of the invasive weed velvetleaf is a timely reminder of the importance of biosecurity and machinery hygiene practices.
There has been a flood of overseas visitors this summer, but stronger border biosecurity defences have stopped hitchhiking pests and diseases from entering NZ.
New Zealand's economy and environment are constantly at risk of threats from pests and diseases, as demonstrated by Auckland's recent Tau fly incursion.