AgPest campaign highlights value of pest and weed control

A free advisory service helping farmers minimise production losses caused by common weeds and pests is running a campaign to encourage farmers to register on its database.
Tuesday, 22 August 2017

AgPest, which is funded by AgResearch, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Ministry for Primary Industries, DairyNZ, AbacusBio Limited and the New Zealand Plant Protection Society is running the “sign up” campaign this spring to alert farmers and agribusiness professionals to the range of free services it offers.

Prizes to be won

By registering as a new user with AgPest between 21 August and 15 September 2017, farmers will not only receive regionalised text or email alerts about what pests and weeds they should be looking out for, but will also go into the draw to win a $200 Prezzy card (terms and conditions apply).

B+LNZ extension manager Sarah O’Connell says farmers are able to respond to the text alerts and their questions will be answered by subject specialists.

She says the AgPest website, which is continually updated, contains a wealth of information about the identification and control options for all common pests and weeds.

“It should be a go-to point for all farmers wanting to understand the weed and pest profile of their farm and their management options.

“Pest and weeds cost NZ Farmers many millions in lost production every year. AgPest alerts enable farmers to be on the look-out for weeds and pests as they appear throughout the year and be pro-active in their control and management.”

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AgPest Prize Draw – Terms and conditions

  1. These terms and conditions govern the AgPest prize draw for all valid new email and text alert registrations (to receive alerts) (“Valid Registrations”) made [via the website www.agpest.co.nz/alerts and www.beeflambnz.com/user/newsletter-signup] between 21 August 2017 to 11.59pm (NZST) 15 September 2017 only (“Validity Period”).
  2. The promoters of this prize draw are AgResearch Limited and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (the “Promoters”).
  3. All Valid Registrations made during the Validity Period will automatically receive one entry to go in the random prize draw with a chance to win one NZD$200 Prezzy card.
  4. There are a total of two NZD$200 Prezzy cards to be won – one will be awarded to the winner drawn from new email Valid Registrations; and one will be awarded to the winner drawn from new text Valid Registrations made during the Validity Period.
  5. The prize draw will be conducted on Friday 22 September 2017 and the winners will be contacted by telephone by a representative of AgResearch thereafter.
  6. The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash, exchanged or transferred.
  7. Entry is only open to individuals who are 18 years or over on the date of entry and who are residents in New Zealand. Employees and immediate families of AgResearch, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, DairyNZ, Ministry for Primary Industries and New Zealand Plant Protection Society are ineligible to enter.
  8. The Promoters will collect and holds entrants’ personal information solely for the purpose of conducting this specific prize draw promotion and will only use or disclose personal information in connection with this specific prize draw promotion. Prior to receiving the prize, the winner may be required to show proof of identity, for example, their passport or driver’s licence.
  9. Winners consent to the Promoters using their name, city of residence and/or photograph for promotional purposes in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration.
  10. The Promoters reserve the right to cancel, substitute or amend any aspect of this AgPest Prize Draw at any time, including prizes.
  11. By participating in this prize draw promotion, entrants are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
  12. The Promoters’ decisions regarding the winners are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. The Promoters and their associated agencies & companies shall not be liable in any way (including, without limitation, in negligence) for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss) or for any loss or damage or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with promotion except any liability that cannot be excluded by law.
  14. This prize draw and these Terms and Conditions are subject to the laws of New Zealand and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.