News

Velvetleaf find

Date

21-02-2020 09:10 am

Written by

Plant Research (NZ) Ltd


Plant Research (NZ) Ltd Researcher Madeleine Voice while visiting a field trial in Mid-Canterbury this week spotted a suspicious plant around 50 m from where she was working within a farmers crop.

On inspection she discovered it was velvetleaf plant, this was reported this to the farmer who worked with MPI to agree on a management plan for the field.

We are very pleased that Madeleine took the time to investigate and identify the plant, and to do the right thing and notify the farmer, who notified MPI.

A great outcome and an example of why Plant Research (NZ) Ltd signed up to the pledge. 

For more information on velvetleaf visit the Biosecurity New Zealand website.