Biocontrol for Chilean needle grass

We received an application to release a rust fungus to control Chilean needle grass.

The public consultation period closed at 5pm on 13 March 2018 and the submissions were read and considered.

In response to a concern raised by a submitter the applicant has decided to conduct further testing of the rust.

The application has been put on hold whilst the tests are completed, and will be readdressed in April 2020 at which time we will update this information.

Read the application documents here.