Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Biocontrol research in the United States

This short video clip follows two of our scientists, Ronny Groenteman and Shaun Forgie as they undertake research in California into a pest insect, the Glassy Winged Sharpshooter (GWSS). There is concern the GWSS could eventually find its way to New Zealand so Shaun and Ronny wanted to know the sorts of impacts it has on New Zealand plants growing in California. They also wanted to look at the impact of a bio-control that was introduced to help control the GWSS and whether it could be used here if ever required.