Surveys for new pests at 'high risk' sites

Recent Work

Intensive inspections of over 7,000 fixed transects are used to detect new pests at high risk locations, parks and sentinel trees in New Zealand. SPS Biosecurity provides the field surveillance for this programme, requiring staff to maintain high levels of expertise in plant and pest identification.

Key programme clients and partners are Ministry for Primary Industries, AsureQuality Ltd and Scion Research.