Forest pest management
We help to define management practices that can mitigate the negative impacts of insect pests, diseases or invasive weeds.
Our capabilities are focused in the following areas:
We offer New Zealand’s leading expertise in pesticide application. Our research has enabled improved environmental and economic performance of both aerial and ground-based methods.
We specialise in developing cost-effective use of biological or synthetic pesticides in a way that maximises their efficacy and minimises unwanted environmental impacts. Much of this research is carried out in collaboration with PPCNZ.
We have projects that specialise in:
- Wilding conifer control
- Modelling spray deposition and drift. Article: Advances in aerial spraying contribute to eradication of insect pests (Better Border Biosecurity website, Nov. 2012).
- Chemical control of forest pathogens, insects and weeds.