New Zealand farmers are well aware of the biosecurity risks of animal disease like Mycoplasma bovis or FMD. However, there are diseases of plants that can also have serious impacts on your pastures and forages. Little is known about the impact of these diseases on pastures or how these diseases are managed or controlled on farm.

We are asking you, as a farmer in our animal production sector to provide feedback on:
  • Grass, pasture and forage crop diseases or pathogens; and
  • The management methods you are using against pasture and forage crop diseases.
This survey will take 7-10 minutes to complete and provide guidance to AgResearch researchers developing tools, guidance, and other support for effective disease prevention and control. Completing the survey will put you in the draw to win one of five $100 Prezzy cards.

Results from this survey will be shared through a webinar for farmers and industry, highlighting the potential contributions that researchers can provide to target specific areas of priority for our farmers. Results will also be used for an open access science publication, available to all farmers.

Privacy and participation information
  • This survey is funded by AgResearch’s Strategic Science Investment Funding and has received human ethics approval from Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research Human Ethics Committee (approval no. 2324/13 AR).
  • Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and you may choose to leave the survey at any time. If you decide to not complete the survey, any information you provide before stopping may be included in the research.
  • Your responses will be anonymous. We will not ask you for any personally identifying information during the survey and any potentially identifying information you provide will be anonymized prior to publication.
  • Raw data will only be available to the research team and will be stored in an encrypted format within the AgResearch database.
  • Your responses will be used to inform further research on pasture and forage pathogens and prepare an open access publication.
  • Starting the survey will be taken as agreement with the above conditions of the survey and planned use of your data.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact for more information.

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* 1. Do you provide your informed consent to participate in this survey?

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