Biosecurity NZ steps up war on brown marmorated stink bug

Biosecurity NZ steps up war on brown marmorated stink bug
Rebecca Howard
By Rebecca Howard July 9 (BusinessDesk) - Biosecurity New Zealand is stepping up its war on the brown marmorated stink bug. It has provisionally released new rules that will apply to this year's stink bug season, which starts on Sept. 1 and will run until April 30.  The brown marmorated stink bug has spread to the United States and Europe from Asia. It's not yet established in New Zealand but should it settle here it would potentially decimate grapes, kiwifruit, apples, citrus and stone fruit, corn and other valuable crops.  The New...

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