Proactively discussing biocontrol

12 December 2016
Chief Executive Barry O'Neil last week attended a workshop hosted by NZ Wine Growers, where Dr Mark Hoddle from the University of Southern California presented on proactive biocontrol. Dr Hoddle’s presentation discussed benefits of the many biocontrols available, including for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). He also demonstrated the remarkable control effect from introducing a biocontrol in Tahiti for Glassy Wing Sharp Shooter (GWSS), where use of the biocontrol wasp essentially wiped out GWSS over seven months. KVH is part of an industry steering group which aims to prepare an application to release this wasp should BMSB arrive in New Zealand. Click here to view the full presentation.