Aerial Operation to Wipe Out Painted Apple Moth COMPLETED on Tuesday 30 September 2003.
The latest aerial operation to wipe out painted apple moth was completed at approximately 9.20 this morning. The
operation got underway at around 6.15am with favourable weather conditions allowing the operation to be quickly
“After two weeks of delays we are extremely pleased to have completed the operation” says Robert Isbister, General
Manager Painted Apple Moth. “There was a very small window of good weather amidst the persistent rain and wind we have
been experiencing, that we were able to take advantage of.”
Today’s operation was across 5 small target areas covering a total of less than 900 hectares. This is the last of the
planned targeted winter aerial operations. A decision regarding ongoing operations during spring and summer will be
announced over the next few days. People can also listen to More FM (91.8FM) or Newstalk ZB (1080AM) for status updates.
Up-to-date information is also available on freephone 0800 96 96 96.