Biosecurity

Exemptions sought to ban on sales of flowering cherries in NZ

The New Zealand Plant Producers nursery industry organisation (NZPPI) is leading a request for a sale ban exemption in Auckland, New Zealand for several Japanese flow­ering cherry cultivars attributed to Prunus serrulata and claimed to be sterile. NZPPI Biosecurity and Technical Manager Kathryn Hurr reports for Commercial Horticulture. The Japanese […]

Field-based testing for fall armyworm underway: Your Levy @ Work

Since it was first detected in Australia in early 2020, fall armyworm (FAW) has spread across Australia, posing a significant risk to Australia’s thriving $2.6 billion greenlife industry. To combat this damaging pest, a new levy funded project ‘Field-based testing for fall armyworm’ (MT19014) has begun. Read more at the […]