What’s New in the Biological Control of Weeds? Issue 66
In this issue
West Coast Ragwort Control – A Successful Community Project
Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) belongs to the daisy family Asteraceae, and is widespread throughout New Zealand.
Japanese Butterfly To Be Released Soon
In the past year there has been great progress towards biocontrol for Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica).
Tutsan Project Moves Towards Phase Two
The Tutsan Action Group secured funding in 2011 for a biocontrol programme against tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum). New Zealand surveys subsequently found little in the way of insect damage on tutsan.
Exciting Potential New Wasp Control Research
Wasps are now widespread throughout New Zealand and in some habitats they are one of the most common insects encountered.
Summer is a busy time for many of our biocontrol agents. Some activities you may need to schedule over the next few months are listed below.