AgPest Alert – 16th August

Pest damage showing – treatment may aid recovery

Region: All NZ

Damage to pastures often becomes very obvious in winter. 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 & grass grub damage evident

Region: Lower North Island

Porina and grass grub damage is showing in lower North Island. The only option available to protect pasture now is insecticide.


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