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OVER 70 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FAREWELLED FROM B3 IN LATE 2020

April 9th, 2021 Towards the end of 2020, B3 said good bye to a number of retiring colleagues, all of whom made substantial contributions to the collaboration in recent years.

B3 Conference 2021 Registration Open

March 10th, 2021 Registrations are open for the B3 Conference May 17 - 18, 2021 being held in Wellington.

B3 Māori Research Leader Appointed

February 17th, 2021 Alby Marsh has been appointed as B3’s Māori Research Leader.

Three Summer Students Assisting With B3 Research Projects

December 14th, 2020 Three summer students are adding their enthusiasm and expertise to the B3 team over the coming months assisting researchers with their projects.

University of Canterbury Engineering Students Investigate Novel Way to Protect Our Borders From Biosecurity Threats

December 4th, 2020 A group of engineering students from the University of Canterbury has worked with AgResearch scientist Mark McNeill to develop technology that can detect external contamination on shipping containers while not impacting on port operations. 

B3 Science Partnership Forum a Success

October 22nd, 2020 B3 hosted a successful and productive virtual Science Partnership Forum on 15 October, with over 80 participants taking part in the day-long event.

29 October Presentation: Bees as Biosecurity Monitors

October 21st, 2020 B3 hosted a presentation by Dr Andrew Cridge on 29 October about bees as biosecurity monitors. His presentation is now available online.

Biosecurity Trail at Auckland Botanic Gardens a Finalist at the Biosecurity Awards

September 23rd, 2020 The Biosecurity Trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens has been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

Building up Understanding of Xylella fastidiosa

August 30th, 2020 Better Border Biosecurity (B3) has started work on a new five-year project looking at Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), and its New Zealand vectors. Xf is a serious invasive pathogen currently spreading through the world and is of serious concern for many NZ productive sectors as well as the natural estate.

New Zealand Scientists Contribute to New Paper on Science Diplomacy for Plant Health

August 17th, 2020 B3 Director David Teulon is among several New Zealand researchers, including Veronica Herrera and Aurelie Castinel from MPI, to contribute to an article about science diplomacy for plant health, published last week in Nature Plants.

New Zealand scientists share knowledge with their global peers

August 2nd, 2020 Scientists in Aotearoa are collaborating and learning from experts across the globe about plants, pests and diseases.

New Projects Add to Research Line-up for the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Science Collaboration

July 24th, 2020 Six new plant border biosecurity projects started in July 2020, adding to an already extensive suite of work currently being led by New Zealand’s B3 research collaboration.