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Pandemic Exposes Fractured Global Biosecurity System

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:47 am | Bio Protection Research Centre

The world needs a new approach to biosecurity that can identify and deal with potential pandemics however they arise, says biosecurity expert Distinguished Professor Philip Hulme. Dist Prof Hulme, of the Bio-Protection Research Centre, says COVID-19 has ... More >>

Pine needle blight pathogen gets weaker in New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 11:54 am | Bio Protection Research Centre

New Zealanders are used to hearing about plant diseases that arrive here and wreak havoc. More >>

Study shows pathogens lurking in farm and forest soil

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 10:17 am | Bio Protection Research Centre

Cutting-edge science has revealed for the first time what microbes are lurking in our soil – and that there are many more harmful ones on farms and in plantation forests than in natural forests. More >>

Biosecurity works for NZ agriculture but not forestry

Friday, 1 June 2018, 8:45 am | Bio Protection Research Centre

The recent arrival of myrtle rust in New Zealand has led many to question whether our biosecurity system is really world-class, particularly in keeping plant diseases out of the country. More >>

Drought will bring more crop disease, scientists warn

Monday, 7 May 2018, 4:01 pm | Bio Protection Research Centre

New Zealand’s land-based primary industries need to get ready for more, and more serious, crop disease as climate change causes more and longer droughts, according to new research. More >>

Bug could invade New Zealand homes

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 11:02 am | Bio Protection Research Centre

New Zealand’s homes, not just its horticulture and viticulture industries, could be at risk if the brown marmorated stink bug establishes in this country, a scientist has warned. More >>

Food production system ‘unsustainable’

Monday, 5 March 2018, 9:23 am | Bio Protection Research Centre

New Zealand agriculture needs to become more sustainable to capitalise on the clean, green, unspoiled image the country has overseas. More >>