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Second attempt to fight pest vine

Friday 1 April 2016 | Published in Environment

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Second attempt to fight pest vine
New Zealand entomologist Quentin Paynter and plant pathologist Chantal Probst with a wheelbarrow full of mile-aminute plants infected with a rust fungus that spreads and kills the pest plant. The photo was taken during the first attempt to establish the fungus last year. 16033105

Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture is doing another round of tests on Rarotonga to control the mile-a-minute vine that is choking bush and plantations around the island.

Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture is doing another round of tests on Rarotonga to control the mile-a-minute vine that is choking bush and plantations around the island.


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