Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:55

Bigger push to tame pest weed

The Ministry for Primary Industries has ramped up its efforts to contain the invasive weed velvetleaf.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 May 2018 08:55

Dog on weed a friend to all

Invercargill dog trainer John Taylor has been in demand in the Waikato and other districts using his 8-year-old border collie Rusty to sniff out exotic plant velvetleaf which is a big threat to pasture.

Published in Management
Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:55

Rusty helps sniff out velvetleaf

Landowners and rural contractors are being urged to watch for pest plants.

Published in Management
Monday, 13 February 2017 12:12

Watch out for velvetleaf

The pest plant velvetleaf should be high on cropping farmers’ minds over the next few months.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 October 2016 07:55

Mobile app to combat noxious weed

New Zealand farmers now have a new weapon in the fight against the noxious velvetleaf weed: the camera on their iPhone.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 07:55

Vigilance call in renewed velvetleaf campaign

The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling on farmers to be “Vigilant with a capital V” for velvetleaf infestation as the new growing season approaches.

Published in General News
Thursday, 14 July 2016 15:39

Support meetings on velvetleaf

MPI is taking the fight against velvetleaf to individuals in the provinces with a series of farmer support meetings starting in the South Island next week.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 06:55

Gypsy Day risk for Bay of Plenty farms

Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity staff are warning local landowners to check that machinery is clean and stock are empty before allowing them through their gates this Gypsy Day.

Published in General News

Federated Farmers is disappointed to learn that a fourth line of fodder beet seed has been confirmed as being contaminated with velvetleaf.

Published in General News

Rural contractors have been reminded to play their part in preventing the spread of velvetleaf as management of the pest weed enters a new phase.

Published in General News
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