Survival of soil organisms a wake-up call for biosecurity

**This article originally appeared on EurekAlert via Pensoft Publishers.** Tiny creatures in soil that attack plants have shown the ability to survive for at least three years stored in dry conditions in a recent AgResearch study, giving new insights into the biosecurity threats posed by passenger travel and trade between countries. The research article is published […]

New tool helps regional councils meet weed management requirements of the Biosecurity Act

Regional council staff can now make robust decisions around the costs and benefits of weed control thanks to the work of AgResearch scientists. A new and user-friendly online Regional Weed Management Cost:Benefit web-app for regional weed management programme evaluation allows them to make science-based decisions on which weeds to include in their pest management plans. […]

A New Zealand link to the Chelsea Flower Show

An international science collaboration, Better Border Biosecurity (B3), that involves four New Zealand Crown Research Institutes and Lincoln University, will play a small but important part in showcasing the biosecurity expertise of scientists to gardeners of the world. The world-famous Chelsea Flower Show (May 19-23) is hosting an exhibit called ‘Beyond our borders’ that highlights […]