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Proactive Biocontrol: A presentation by Mark S. Hoddle

12th December 2016, Biosecurity

Mark S. Hoddle, from the Department of Enthomology at the University of California, discusses the perennial threat posed by invasive pests, and what to do when incursions are detected.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identification Sheet

20th December 2016, Biosecurity

The Ministry for Primary Industries have released a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identification Sheet.

Submission on Pea seed IHS changes

21st March 2017, Biosecurity

Myrtle Rust Information

10th May 2017, Biosecurity

Information and resources surrounding myrtle rust.

Myrtle rust is a fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family, including mānuka, and can also have negative effects on feijoa. It has recently been found in Kerikeri in Northland. 


7th March 2018, Biosecurity

A quick list of frequently asked questions about BMSB.

Have your say on Samurai wasp

13th April 2018, Biosecurity

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Council has made an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to release the Samurai wasp in the event of a BMSB incursion in New Zealand.

BMSB is one the biggest biosecurity threats facing New Zealand, and is frequently intercepted at our borders. It has the potential to cause significant economic damage to the horticulture industry, and would become a serious nuisance to home owners.