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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.

WHERE ARE WE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PHYTOPHTHORA?

October 1st, 2015 Scientists across Scion, Landcare Research, Plant and Food Research and universities involved in the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) collaboration, are at the forefront of the battle to stop virulent Phytophthora pathogens from entering New Zealand.

NEW ZEALAND CONTRIBUTES TO FRUIT FLY RESEARCH

August 28th, 2015 Scientists from Plant & Food Research are working to protect New Zealand borders from future incursions of the Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) and support control of populations in areas of eastern Australia where it is a major pest of horticultural crops.

A NEW ZEALAND LINK TO THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

By A NEW ZEALAND LINK TO THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW May 25th, 2015 A national science collaboration, Better Border Biosecurity (B3), that involves four New Zealand Crown Research Institutes and Lincoln University, will play a small but important part in showcasing the biosecurity expertise of scientists to gardeners of the world.

PROTECTION FROM A STINKY PROBLEM

May 19th, 2015 Scientists are working together with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and industry to limit the potential for a new pest to establish in New Zealand – the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

STUDENT PREPARING FOR TREE RUST

March 5th, 2015 Aotearoa New Zealand constantly faces threats from overseas to our economy, ecosystems and way of life.