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

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

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
Friday, 27 September 2019 10:55

Farmers breed for worm resistance

A farmer collective breeding for parasite resistant genetics claim they are leading the pack as drench resistance becomes more prevalent and drench failure is reported NZ-wide.

Published in Management
Friday, 27 September 2019 08:55

Wallabies threaten to overwhelm

A wallaby invasion helped by humans is tearing up farms and previous plantings, says Environment Canterbury (ECan).

Published in Management
Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:52

Avoid the slippery downward spiral

Plant & Food Research’s Vaughn Bell has seen a lot of mealybugs in his time, but even he was stunned to see photos of infestations in Marlborough this past vintage.

Published in Industry
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