Publications

Media

Giant willow aphids - a sticky invasive nuisance, Our Changing World podcast, 29 November 2018

Taking on the Giant: interview for Country Life, Radio New Zealand, 18 August 2017

Articles/Newsletters - most recent first

gwa info sheet Information sheet: Biological control of giant willow aphid

Citizen science saves the day - GWA article in Scion Connections Issue 28, June 2018

Management of GWA newsletter (annually) - June 2018, July 2017
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Plant and Food Research update May 2018

Plant and Food Research update October 2017

Scion 2016: Two page leaflet on impacts of giant willow aphid and solutions

bee mag covers

Sustainable Farming Fund's  1,000 projects and counting booklet - (page 46)

NZ Beekeeper Magazine - October 2016, February 2017

Forest Health News - issues 246, 248, 268, 278

Plant and Food Research article

KiwiTech Bulletin N99

Video

Female Pauesia laying an egg inside a living giant willow aphid [YouTube]

Scientific publications

2017: Sopow et al., Potential impacts of Tuberolachnus salignus (giant willow aphid) in New Zealand and options for control

Results from 2018 survey: How is giant willow aphid affecting you?

Earlier this year we conducted a survey to help us to quantify the effects that giant willow aphid is having on New Zealand’s beekeeping community. The results varied between regions and individual respondents, however overall it was clear that the giant willow aphid is indeed problematic for beekeepers and is costing the apiculture industry. The results have helped us to identify what practices are currently being used to manage the effects of giant willow aphid, evaluate the merit of biological control as a potential long term solution. Many thanks to those who participated.