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Biosecurity Treatment Options for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) on Commodities in Trade


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RFx ID : 21718563
Tender Name : Biosecurity Treatment Options for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) on Commodities in Trade
Reference # : O - 406071
Open Date : Thursday, 3 October 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Wednesday, 13 November 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 70000000 - Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services
  • International
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Amy McNabb
04 894 2691
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MPI requires the design and implementation of research into alternative treatment options to methyl bromide. The research will provide the level of efficacy to manage the risk of overwintering Halymorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug; BMSB) on a range of commodities arriving at the New Zealand border.

The key outcome that we want to achieve is the provision of science-based evidence to support a range of alternative treatment options to using MB. The treatment options tested will need to be used on a variety of commodity types and import pathways associated with BMSB.

The scope for this project is to investigate a variety of different treatment options that provide at least 99.9% efficacy for overwintering adult BMSB. This will include, but is not limited to investigating:
o Controlled atmospheres under a range of temperatures
o Temperature (heat or cold)
o Ethanedinitrile (EDN)
o Ethyl formate
o Use of insecticides with residual properties that can be applied through hot or cold fogging on inanimate cargo (e.g. Bifenthrin, Cyphenothrin, Permethrin, Silafluofen, and Esfenvalerate).

The proposed research will need to be done outside of New Zealand and will need to be carried out in countries that have native BMSB populations. Due to this requirement a collaborative approach would likely be beneficial.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded.

  • Plant and Food

Award Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)