Impact 3: Detect and eradicate

  • Clutha Gold apricots

    Clutha Gold apricots. Protecting New Zealand's primary industries from invading pests. Image - Plant & Food Research

We're aiming to mitigate impacts from biosecurity incursions, and create a robust biosecurity system for New Zealand.

Intermediate Outcomes

  • Primary sector market access and future investment opportunities are enhanced and maintained.
  • New biosecurity risks and their likely impacts to natural and production ecosystems are better understood and appropriate interventions are in place.
  • Public confidence, support and active engagement in New Zealand’s biosecurity system is enhanced.
  • The contribution of contemporary science, Mātauranga Māori and local knowledge to biosecurity policy, standards, regulations, investments and operational decision-making is improved across the biosecurity system.
Phytophthora agathidicida oospores. Image - Margaret Dick, Scion
Research

Impact 3: Detect and eradicate

Biosecurity networks, citizen-based biosecurity surveillance and genomics and metagenomics to mitigate pathogen risk.…

Aligned research

Impact 3: Detect and eradicate

Research aimed at reducing the entry and establishment of new plant pests and diseases in New Zealand and…

Myrtle Rust. Image- Dr Grant Smith
Mātauranga Māori

Impact 3: Detect and eradicate

Te Tira Whakamātaki (The Māori Biosecurity Network) was established in 2015 and are dedicated to ensuring Māori have…

Using sonic anemometers to measure the strength of the wake generated by a UAV configured for aerial spraying. Image - Rod Brownlie
Engagement

Impact 3: Detect and eradicate

Mobile apps for citizen-based biosecurity surveillance.…

Myrtle Rust App
Highlights

Impact 3: Detect and eradicate

Enhancing biosecurity surveillance capability - Myrtle Rust Reporter and integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply chains…

Agapanthus: a gardener’s favourite but also a weed.
Strategic initiatives

Impact 3: Detect and eradicate

Network analysis to strengthen New Zealand's biosecurity system.…