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TRIALLING NEW TARO TREATMENT FOR BETTER BORDER BIOSECURITY

September 22nd, 2016 Scientists from Better Border Biosecurity (B3) have been trialling a specially engineered high-pressure washing machine for taro to reduce invasive species entering New Zealand.

FUTURE-PROOFING NEW ZEALAND’S BORDER BIOSECURITY SYSTEM – THE ROLE OF BIOSECURITY 2025

September 6th, 2016 This article was published in the September 2016 issue (Volume 20 number 3) of ‘The Journal’ – issued by The New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management

B3 RESEARCH SUPPORTS MPI TO ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PREVENTING ‘HITCHHIKER’ PEST MOVEMENTS WITH SEA CONTAINERS

August 16th, 2016 B3 science made a notable contribution to advance the development of an International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM), to reduce the incidence of pests on sea containers, at a May 2016 meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM).

BMSB SURVEILLANCE: AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

June 21st, 2016 BMSB Surveillance International Collaboration: Supported by NZ US Invasive Species Working Group

UNIQUE PRE-EMPTIVE BIOCONTROL RISK ASSESSMENT FOR A HIGH RISK ORGANISM

June 17th, 2016 The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is a highly damaging crop and fruit pest that originates from Eastern Asia but has now established in most of the US and some parts of Europe.

REVIEW ARTICLES HIGHLIGHT INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE OF B3 RESEARCH

May 26th, 2016 Several recent publications in prestigious international journals highlight the high calibre and importance of work being produced by scientists involved in the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) collaboration.

B3 CONFERENCE 2016 FOCUSES ON THE FUTURE

May 20th, 2016 Approximately 150 plant border biosecurity professionals gathered at Te Papa, Wellington, last week (9-10 May) to discuss the research strategy required to underpin New Zealand’s biosecurity.

B3 RESEARCH CONTRIBUTES TO SUCCESSFUL PEST ERADICATIONS

April 8th, 2016 Better Border Biosecurity (B3) members are celebrating the official announcement of two pest eradications in December 2015, with a third successful eradication hopefully to be announced this year. B3 has worked collaboratively with MPI and other agencies to help successfully eradicate Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from Grey Lynn and the Eucalyptus leaf beetle from Upper Hutt.

VALUABLE CONNECTIONS MADE WITH US RESEARCHERS THROUGH THE MBIE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS FUND

February 23rd, 2016 B3 (Border Biosecurity for Plant Pests and Diseases) and Landcare Research (New Tools and Technologies for Invasive Animal Management) have been funded for two years from the MBIE International Relationships Fund to help coordinate priority topics and cross-cutting action items for Invasive Species Research under the NZ-US Joint Commission on Science and Technology Collaboration (or JCM).

A NEW SCION-LED MBIE PROGRAMME

December 3rd, 2015 A new Scion-led MBIE programme, Protecting New Zealand’s primary sector from plant pests: a toolkit for the urban battlefield, has recently been funded.

KEEPING THE BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG OUT OF NEW ZEALAND

December 1st, 2015

KEEPING OUR UNIQUE FAUNA SAFE FROM HARM

October 2nd, 2015 Understanding the potential risks to New Zealand’s invertebrate fauna will allow regulators to better assess new biological control agents before they are released into the New Zealand environment.