Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Plants and environment investigation report.

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This paper focuses on the role of the Ministry for Primary Industries' Investigation and Diagnostic Centres and Response directorate in providing field investigation, diagnostic testing and technical expertise with regard to new pests and diseases affecting plants and the environment. Reports on termites in imported earthmoving equipment, giant African snail (Lissachatina fulica) found on pallets and brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) interceptions in goods from the USA are also presented.