The Biocontrol and Biosecurity team is all about prevention and cure. Our science is focussed on reducing the risk of pests entering the country through contributions to the Better Border Biosecurity programme across themes in risk analysis, surveillance, eradication, and diagnostics. We also seek solutions to managing those pests that are already here, both endemic and exotic, using biological control. This involves parasitoid release programmes, biopesticides, impact studies, understanding pest biology and ecology, and research into endophytic grasses and cereals  with a range of insects including black beetle, Argentine stem weevil, clover root weevil, porina and grass grub.