New Zealand biocontrol submission
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority has received an application to import and release the rust fungi, Puccinia lantanae and Prospodium tuberculatum, as biological control agents for the invasive weed, Lantana camara. The submission was made by Northland regional council. L camara forms dense thickets and can be poisonous to people and grazing stock. The application is open to public comment until February 21st 2012.