Biosecurity New Zealand needs your help to dig out the wood-boring granulate ambrosia beetle.

Published in General News
Friday, 22 March 2019 09:10

Pea weevil nearly wiped out

An insect pest which since mid-2016 has forced a ban on growing peas in Wairarapa is on the verge of eradication.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:12

1080 covered 875,000 hectares last year

The aerial use of 1080 during 2017 covered 875,000 ha of land, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Published in General News
Friday, 07 December 2018 09:55

Time to rethink how we farm

Agrichemicals are an addiction and pests are not the problem, claims a visiting American entomologist, Dr Jon Lundgren.

Published in Management
Friday, 30 November 2018 11:37

Don’t treat pests as a problem

Farmers should stop treating agricultural pests as a problem, and instead realise they are a symptom of an unsustainable farming method, says a visiting expert in ‘regenerative’ agriculture.

Published in Farm Health

Biosecurity New Zealand has directed a vehicle carrier to leave New Zealand waters following the discovery of stink bugs and other regulated pests.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 14:55

Huge cost of pasture pests

Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:55

Rabbits not dying like flies!

Scientists say although the new rabbit calicivirus is working as expected, farmers are not seeing the knockdown they may have hoped for.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:55

Rabbit killer virus gets go-ahead

Environment Canterbury says the long-awaited nationwide release of a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (calicivirus) will go ahead in the next few weeks.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 February 2018 09:36

Unwanted moth spreads its wings

A red clover pest first formally identified in New Zealand 15 months ago has now been found nationwide.

Published in Management
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