B3 under COVID-19 A message to our community April 2020
By David Teulon and James Buwalda April 14th, 2020This update from the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Collaboration Council Chair James Buwalda and Director David Teulon outlines the collaboration’s response to the current COVID-19 situation.
International Year of Plant Health Underway in New Zealand
February 21st, 2020The United Nations’ has declared 2020 to be the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
Strategy refresh for B3 underway
February 11th, 2020A strategy refresh for B3 - New Zealand’s largest single provider of plant border biosecurity science outcomes - is underway and will be implemented within the next six to 12 months.
First B3 Co-Investment Committee Meeting a Success
January 13th, 2020The first meeting of B3’s Co-Investment Committee was held in Lincoln at the end of 2019, with strong support coming from industry and MPI for the initiative, according to Director David Teulon.
B3 Awards and Recognition
By David Teulon December 16th, 2019Barbara Barratt’s more than four decades of dedication to research has been recognised with the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award by Science New Zealand.
Video shows how live traps can be used for adult brown marmorated stink bugs
December 2nd, 2019A video showing Dr Max Suckling talking about the traps can be viewed here.
By David Teulon December 2nd, 2019B3 Director David Teulon’s recent visit to Europe has strengthened critical research connections with networks working in the areas of plant biosecurity.
Enemy #1 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
November 20th, 2019The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a very long name for the greatest threat to New Zealand’s biosecurity as we know it.
Understanding Rusts, fungal invaders of Aotearoa
By David Teulon November 19th, 2019Since February, the Year 10 Mātauranga Māori class at Aorere College (Papatoetoe, South Auckland) has been supported by regular lessons with the scientists at Plant & Food Research as part of an "Unlocking Curious Minds" Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) project.
New Zealanders/B3 at the PBRI Plant Biosecurity Symposium
By David Teulon November 1st, 2019The PBRI Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium was held at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane on the 15 and 16 August.
Measuring Biosecurity excellence in port communities
By David Teulon November 1st, 2019The Port of Tauranga (PoT) is New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing port, processing a large volume of goods, from diverse origins.
Stinkbugs. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
By Newsroom November 1st, 2019The stink bug hasn’t become established in New Zealand yet - or at least biosecurity officials don’t think it has.