Plant biosecurity

  • Pōhutakawa, one of a number of taonga species threatened by invasive plant pathogens such as myrtle rust.

    Pōhutakawa, one of a number of taonga species threatened by invasive plant pathogens such as myrtle rust.

One of New Zealand's best-known kauri trees, Tane Mahuta.
Research

Plant biosecurity

Stopping kauri dieback in its tracks, citizens combating kauri dieback and Māori biosecurity solutions for Myrtle rust.…

Apple trees. Image - Plant & Food Research
Aligned research

Plant biosecurity

Healthy trees, healthy future - the biosecurity threat of Phytophthora pathogens to New Zealand’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry…

The percentage of moss or lichen on a kauri trunk is a traditional indicator of tree health.
Mātauranga Māori

Plant biosecurity

Mātauranga Māori informing the choice of the plant extracts being studied to combat kauri dieback.…

Injecting phosphite into Kauri. Image - Mels Barton
Engagement

Plant biosecurity

Citizens combating kauri dieback.…

Kauri infected with kauri dieback disease. Image - Plant and Food Research
Highlights

Plant biosecurity

Stopping kauri dieback – how microbes sense the world.…

Seed collection. Image - Ruth Bone
Strategic initiatives

Plant biosecurity

Seed banking: insurance against extinction of taonga plants.…