This old mutt was flabbergasted at the reaction by some mainstream (lamestream) media to the news that Todd Muller would…
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.
Farmers are being urged to help protect farms from pest plants by cleaning machinery, vehicles and equipment before they move on Moving Day.
Federated Farmers says it is disappointed an exemption won’t be made for farmers who need semi-automatic rifles for pest control.
An insect pest which since mid-2016 has forced a ban on growing peas in Wairarapa is on the verge of eradication.
The aerial use of 1080 during 2017 covered 875,000 ha of land, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
Agrichemicals are an addiction and pests are not the problem, claims a visiting American entomologist, Dr Jon Lundgren.
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.
Biosecurity New Zealand has directed a vehicle carrier to leave New Zealand waters following the discovery of stink bugs and other regulated pests.