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More knowledge is urgently needed to underpin future approaches and tools to fight these plant diseases.
We’re striving to deliver a breakthrough solution that will control or eradicate at least one pest from mainland Aotearoa.
Our approach blends Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) with modern research methods.
We’re working to remove or mitigate known priority threats, and improve the prediction of threats emerging globally.
Recent myrtle rust developments, updates from Integrated Surveillance and more…
The first known case of a mature tree dying due to myrtle rust has been observed on the East Cape.
Warmer winters means myrtle rust is more active over the winter months, leading to an increased threat for Myrtaceae species.
Helping New Zealanders protect our precious environment
Contributing to world class biosecurity
Creating a resilient, thriving environment