AgPest Alert: 1 August 2021

Damage to pastures often becomes very obvious in winter.

Region: All of NZ

Generally it is too late to prevent production losses which have already occurred but pastures may be saved and long term quality maintained if pests are controlled. If this is necessary, identify the pest and adopt appropriate control measures. Bear in mind that spring growth is not far away and may outgrow the effect of the pest.

Porina and Grass grub damage is showing in lower North Island.

Region: Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu Wanganui, Wellington

The only option available to protect pasture now is insecticide.

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