Beetlemania

See how dung beetles have been making headlines.

Since 2011 Dung Beetle Initiatives has been in the news, for all the right reasons. Browse the articles or watch the video clips below to see how dung beetles have been making headlines.

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 3 Nov | 2 min read

Dung Beetles versus No Dung Beetles

Its common-sense! ...

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 28 Aug | 20 min read

Dung Beetles and Wine: Putting excrement to work

This article was written by  Tessa Nicholson for New Zealand Winegrower Magazine. What is less than two centimetres long, loves to work during winter, has a hunger for animal poo and could be handy for grape growers?...

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 13 Aug | 20 min read

Establishing Dung Beetles and using chemicals for internal/external control of livestock pests

The purpose of this blog is to reduce your concern by arming you with some knowledge on what drenches are ok, which ones have potential adverse effects on dung feeding organisms, and, how a mindful approach using drenches actually works ...

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 15 May | 5 min read

Beetles establish quicker than expected

A Matamata farmer has already found evidence of dung beetle activity only 2 years after release, the latest in several recent finds of dung beetle activity. ...

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 5 Mar | 5 min read

Dung Beetles contribute to Aussie economy

Dung beetles have been estimated to make a billion dollar a year contribution to the Australian economy based on research from Charles Sturt University in Australia. ...

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 23 Jan, 2018 | 5 min read

Race Against Time

By 2040, government’s objective is to rehabilitate New Zealand’s polluted waterways to the extent that people can once again swim safely in our rivers and streams. But is that target realistic? ...

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 23 Jan, 2018 | 5 min read

Sustainable Farming from the Ground Up

New Zealand is recognized as the world’s leading pastoral agricultural producer, the largest dairy product exporter in the world and the 9th biggest milk producer. Pasture-based exports account for some 47% of our total expo...

Dr Shaun Forgie in latest news 23 Jan, 2018 | 5 min read

No fence-sitting for cleaner waterways

In the run-up to the October 2017 general elections, both party leaders were asked, what rivers did they swim in as children and would they swim in them today? Both candidates admitted they wouldn’t think of taking the plunge! ...
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