Saturday, 22 June 2019 08:22

Harlequin Ladybird update

Native to Asia, the harlequin ladybird first arrived in Auckland, in 2016. Upon receiving notification of its arrival, MPI undertook an investigation and found it already too widespread for an eradication attempt to have any reasonable chance of success.

Published in Industry

Farmers are being urged to help protect farms from pest plants by cleaning machinery, vehicles and equipment before they move on Moving Day.

Published in General News

Federated Farmers says it is disappointed an exemption won’t be made for farmers who need semi-automatic rifles for pest control.

Published in General News

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
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