single Fall Armyworm egg mass was found in Tauranga

NZ: Keeping vigilant of pests to protect the industry

Everyone, including growers, staff and public, have an important part to play in protecting New Zealand’s horticulture industry from unwanted pests and diseases.

Last week a single Fall Armyworm egg mass was found in Tauranga. Early detection of invasive pests like Fall Armyworm are crucial to limiting the impact on fruit and vegetable crops.

Growers should stay vigilant and become familiar with what to look for, click here to download a Fall Armyworm fact sheet.

Reporting the unusual
If you see a suspected exotic pest or disease, or anything unusual, call the MPI exotic pest and disease hotline on 0800 80 99 66 to report it. Detecting new incursions early increases the chance of eradication.

Click here for MPI reporting information.

Find a pest
The Find A Pest App is free to use to identify pests. You can use the app to take photos of pests or diseases to be identified by experts.

Click here to go to Find A Pest.

Create a biosecurity plan
There are many steps that growers can take to improve biosecurity in their day-to-day operations.

Click here to find out how to create a plan.

For more information

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