Theme 5: Eradication and Response

Research in the Eradication and Response theme is aimed at increasing preparedness for responses by developing and applying tools to support robust decision-making, and by delivering effective and acceptable response options.

Current priorities for this B3 theme include the development of:

  • Best results from incursion responses for New Zealand; and
  • New eradication tools suitable for use in the New Zealand biosecurity system.

Current research in this theme includes:

  • New tools for the socially acceptable eradication of cross-sector pests;
  • Optimisation of responses to plant pathogens;
  • Improved application technologies for eradication;
  • Understanding what predisposes to successful eradication; and
  • Enhanced aerial application of formulations for eradication.