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Lecture series looks at clover weevil

28 August 2006

Science in the City lecture series looks at clover root weevil

The next of the Science in the City free lecture series being held at Our City O-Tautahi will be presented this Wednesday, 30 August from 1.10-1.50pm by Mark McNeill, a research entomologist from AgResearch in Lincoln.

Mr McNeill will speak about clover root weevil, a new pest that has arrived in Canterbury; he will also discuss a remedy for it.

Clover root weevil is an unwanted overseas arrival. And like varroa mite, it has the potential to have a significant impact on Canterbury farming. However an Irish import, a parasitoid wasp, may be the natural answer to this problem.

Science in the City is a free series of lunchtime lectures brought to you by Our City O-Tautahi and the Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society. Bring your lunch and learn more about scientific issues affecting you, your community and your environment.

- Our City O-Tautahi is on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Worcester Boulevard.


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