Displaying items by tag: pests

Monday, 16 March 2020 11:45

Mealybug warnings

As mealybugs gain a foothold in Central Otago, grapegrowers are being urged to be vigilant for signs of Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus Type 3 (leafroll 3) in vines.

Published in Management

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

Published in General News
Monday, 09 December 2019 08:36

Getting on top of a lousy problem

For strong wool sheep, lice infection is a nuisance more than a hefty financial cost. But, for fine wool sheep the financial toll is much greater. 

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 11:13

Why the stripes?

An experiment on a herd of cows in central Japan appears to have proven a radical, nature-inspired solution to a pest problem plaguing farmers.

Published in Milking It
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
Thursday, 24 October 2019 08:55

A resource not a pest

A conservation and hunting lobby has criticised a call by Environment Canterbury for more funding to prevent a national plague of wallabies.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 October 2019 07:12

Improving our readiness for Pierce’s Disease

Throughout northern California wine producers have dealt with Pierce’s Disease, caused by the bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa, for over a century.

Published in Industry
Friday, 11 October 2019 07:11

Lessons to be learned from the apple industry

In 2000 the New Zealand apple industry was brought to its knees due to mealybug infestation and the inability of insecticides alone to deal with them.

Published in Industry
Friday, 27 September 2019 12:50

Winning the war? BMSB in Georgia 2019

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) was part of a small delegation that recently visited the beautiful country of Georgia, in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 September 2019 12:08

Stink bug warning for importers

A serious threat is posed to New Zealand’s agricultural and horticultural sectors by the brown marmorated stink bug (Halymorpha halys), MPI warns.

Published in Machinery & Products
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