More Than Wheat to Eat: New Zealand’s Wheat Bug Has a Taste for Brassicas, Too
The wheat bug Nysius huttoni is a significant pest of wheat and cereal crops as well as a variety of brassica plants, and it is widely distributed in New Zealand. In a new profile in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, two New Zealand researchers offer guidance on IPM practices for managing the wheat bug while minimizing potential nontarget impacts.
Why Researchers are Re-Creating an Infamous Hitchhiker’s Month-Long Journey Around the Globe
New Zealand is working hard to keep the invasive brown marmorated stink bug from reaching its shores, and researchers there are working with colleagues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to understand the dynamics of the pest's ocean voyage aboard cargo ships bound for the island nation, in hopes of finding new ways to detect and prevent its arrival.
Researchers Discover Three New Species of Rove Beetles from New Zealand
At the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Louisiana State University entomologists Jong-Seok Park and Christopher Carlton presented a poster describing their discovery […]
New Zealand Farmers use Moths and Beetles to Fight Weeds
The Horizons Regional Council, a government agency in New Zealand, has recently described a successful example of biological control, which involves the reduction of a pest by using a natural […]