Vegetables New Zealand


Poinsettia Thrips

Posted by on 21 December 2017


Have you seen Poinsettia Thrips in your greenhouse?  If you detect, or suspect that you have seen Poinsettia thrips, please immediately contact MPI on 0800 80 99 66.

In August this year we reported that a new Thrip species (Pointsettia) was reported in a greenhouse in South Auckland, and we asked you to keep an eye out for the thrip on your property.

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) - Alert

Posted by on 8 November 2017

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is one of the biggest threats facing New Zealand's horticulture sector....

This insect is NOT present in New Zealand but the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like to know if you have seen it here.  

Report any suspect finds to MPI on 0800 80 9966.  If possible photograph and/or collect samples. Catch it and call MPI.


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