We focus on fundamental research into natural, sustainable ways of protecting New Zealand from plant pests, diseases and weeds.
Our world-class research and development aims to:
- enhance national biosecurity
- create sustainable production systems
- protect New Zealand’s unique, natural ecosystems
- develop new bioprotection tools and technologies.
We are a national Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funded since 2003 by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). We are a virtual organisation with members in five partner institutes.