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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Expert Q&A

Tessa Evans posted in on March 6th, 2018.

A number of car shipments were turned away at the border last month because they were infested with Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs. The bug has spread across the globe from its original home in East Asia and is one of border security’s most wanted. The agricultural pest is not currently in the country, but MPI […]

Fruit fly incursion – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 24th, 2015.

Containment at early stages is critical, say experts commenting on the detection of Queensland fruit flies in Auckland. The flies, which pose a threat to export fruit and vegetable markets, were first detected in a surveillance trap last week. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has put in place a restriction zone, limiting the movement […]

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