New PCN Fact sheet.
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A new PCN Fact Sheet entitled “Management of Potato Cyst Nematode in New Zealand Potato Crops” has been published by … Read More

How important is Potato virus S (PVS)?
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John Fletcher – Plant and Food Research offers his perspective on the importance of Potatoe virus S (PVS)… Potato virus … Read More

Biosecurity inspector training well received
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The inaugural Pest Management and Biosecurity Preparedness Workshop was held at Plant & Food Research in Lincoln in early November. … Read More

GPS – Finding the way in the event of a biosecurity incursion
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One of the most important factors when dealing with an unwanted pest incursion is the ability to quickly identify locations … Read More

Farm Biosecurity – Key considerations
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There has been a lot talk about farm biosecurity since the signing of Government Industry Agreement (GIA) – but what … Read More

Country Freedom for CLSo
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New Zealand country freedom for Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) haplotypes B, C, D and E. The Ministry for Primary Industries … Read More

Dickeya dianthicola found in Western Australia
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Dickeya dianthicola has been found in a commercial potato crop north of Perth, Western Australia – read more… Dickeya dianthicola Photo … Read More

Biosecurity update – Black Bean Aphid
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As part of our readiness and response obligations under GIA we are profiling a number of priority pests. Black Bean … Read More

Dickeya solani in NZ
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Both Pectobacterium atrosepticum and P. carotovorum subsp. carotovorum have previously been isolated from potato tubers with soft rot symptoms in … Read More

Dickeya solani biosecurity case study – USA 2015
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In 2014 and 2015, growers in many parts of the eastern United States region started to notice blackleg symptoms in … Read More

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