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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) is a multi-partner, cooperative science collaboration that researches ways to reduce the entry and establishment of new plant pests and diseases in New Zealand.

As a geographically isolated archipelago, Aotearoa, New Zealand is a country free from many pests and diseases that damage productive and natural ecosystems, or endanger human and animal health.  The B3 research collaboration works to maintain this advantage by using research and it’s uptake to improve border biosecurity across five theme areas.

Latest News

Register for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Symposium

July 21st, 2021 Connect with BMSB researchers and share ideas to better prepare New Zealand.

Fostering future plant biosecurity community

July 12th, 2021 B3 sponsors PhD session at Plant Science Central conference to foster emerging researchers.

Students learn to be biosecurity guardians

June 22nd, 2021 A biosecurity game developed by B3 is educating the community about the range and impact of plant pests and pathogens in Aotearoa.

B3 is fully aligned to New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.