The crop protection industry exists and thrives because it is the only way growers and farmers can reasonably be certain of a harvest. This is due to two main factors.  Firstly, plants, like all living… Read more >
As we struggle to fathom how we ended up in the throes of a measles outbreak once again, we’re reminded of the importance of vaccinations to protect us from life-threatening diseases. This is no less… Read more >
The facts Despite claims that particular types of seed treatments (neonicotinoids) are harmful to bees, there is no evidence that neonicotinoids have harmed bees in New Zealand. Neonicotinoids have been used safely across millions of… Read more >
Farmers, growers, and pet owners require ways to control pests. Naturally occurring compounds or natural extracts have been used as pesticides since ancient times. The earliest pesticides were most likely salt, sulfurous rock, and extracts… Read more >
What is a residue? A residue is a very small trace of an agricultural compound, such as a pesticide, that remains on a crop or in animal products. How much is in our food? Many… Read more >
A pest is an animal or tiny organism that causes harm to humans, animals, food, or living conditions. Pests are damaging because they attack and eat vegetables and other crops, cause and spread disease, or… Read more >