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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.
Read about honeybees collecting myrtle rust, a Ngā Rākau Taketake host susceptibility trial and much more…
Hailing from Plant and Food Research, Beccy brings to the team a long history of working in the myrtle rust and kauri dieback research space, making her an excellent candidate for the NRT Science Leader role.
An observation of bees harvesting myrtle rust spores in Auckland has recently been reported – a behaviour which is concerning to scientists.
Helping New Zealanders protect our precious environment
Contributing to world class biosecurity
Creating a resilient, thriving environment