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Risk analysis for cypress species relevant to forestry to inform biosecurity response

By Lindsay Bulman & Ian Hood, Scion, October 2018.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has to make decisions on whether to attempt eradication of new cypress pests based on incomplete information. Under GIA Deed partnership the forest industry will need to start paying a share of the costs of these should a decision be made to proceed with eradication or management of new incursions. The Forest Biosecurity Committee has determined that there is a need to ensure decisions are made based on up-to-date and complete scientific evidence.

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