OVER 70 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FAREWELLED FROM B3 IN LATE 2020
April 9th, 2021Towards 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, 2021Registrations are open for the B3 Conference May 17 - 18, 2021 being held in Wellington.
B3 Māori Research Leader Appointed
February 17th, 2021Alby Marsh has been appointed as B3’s Māori Research Leader.
Three Summer Students Assisting With B3 Research Projects
December 14th, 2020Three 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, 2020A 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, 2020B3 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, 2020B3 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, 2020The 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, 2020Better 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, 2020B3 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, 2020Scientists 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, 2020Six 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.