Story: Forestry research

Controlling painted apple moth

Controlling painted apple moth

Opposition to spraying areas of Auckland to eradicate the painted apple moth prompted this cartoon in 2003. Although spraying is an effective way to deal with insect pests, some people are concerned about its possible effects on human health.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0001599
Cartoon by Allan Charles Hawkey

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Combating threats to forests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/17061/controlling-painted-apple-moth (accessed 30 March 2020)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008