Pests and weeds

This page contains information about many plant and animal pests that threaten our land and marine environments.

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Information is available for identifying species, the best methods of control and management of these pests, biocontrols and how the responsibilities for managing these pests are shared.

There are many plants and animals in the Tasman region that are considered undesirable. Ways of managing these are outlined in the Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Plan.

Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Plan

The Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Plan provides a framework for efficient and effective pest management in the Tasman-Nelson region by:

  • minimising actual and potential unintended effects associated with the organisms identified as pests;
  • maximising the effectiveness of individual pest management action by way of a regionally co-ordinated response

Further information about the plan can be found at the link below:

Pests Summary Brochure

There is also a summary booklet that highlights your responsibilities for dealing with pests at your place. Use the link below to check it out. 

Pests Information Brochure (pdf, 3 MB)

AgPest

There is a free online tool available to assist farmers and agricultural professionals with pest and weed identification and management decision making.

Identifying and controlling pests and weeds

Find out more about the pests and weeds that affect the Tasman region:

Pest animals
Sabella small scale management programme
Wasps
Weeds
Wetland pests and weeds idenfitication

Controlling Ground Cover and Grass Invaders

Identify pest ground covers and grass invaders which are included in the Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Plan.

The brochure containing this information is available below:

Controlling pest tree invaders

Identify pest tree invaders, some of which are included in the Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Plan.

The brochure containing this information is available below:

Taiwan cherry

Biocontrols

Biocontrols refers to biological control agents that are brought in to reduce the vigour and viability of widespread pests. It requires extensive research and careful testing to ensure that only that the target species of weeds are affected.

Landowners

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