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Enquiry about phylloxera control, 1890

Enquiry about phylloxera control, 1890

Phylloxera was first reported in New Zealand in 1885, but the insect’s identity was not confirmed. After it was discovered in Whangārei vineyards in 1890, the minister of lands requested information from French and other European governments about the methods they had used to deal with phylloxera.

Read the minister’s letter and a summary of a report from the French director of agriculture (PDF, 25 KB).

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Reference: Department of Agriculture, Phylloxera and other diseases of the grapevine. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1891

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Viticulture - Grape varieties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008