Open day mite be rewarding

A rare opportunity to take home some very special mites is being held at Nokomai Station in Northern Southland next Monday.The station has proven itself a highly successful breeding site for the broom gall mite — a biocontrol agent designed to help control broom.

Environment Southland  senior biosecurity officer Randall Milne said the gall mites have been released at  sites throughout Southland since 2009, but their numbers at Nokomai Station were now high enough to allow them to be shared more readily.

Anybody was welcome to come and pick up some free gall mites from Nokomai Station on the open day.


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