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Science, Shtick, and Segues: Reflections on 40+ Years as an Entomologist in NZ

Join us for an engaging lecture with Dr Dave Rogers, a seasoned entomologist, as he shares captivating stories from his transformative journey in New Zealand’s apple industry. Dr Rogers will take us from the silent, sterile apple orchards of the 1980s, dominated by broad-spectrum nerve poisons, to today’s vibrant ecosystems teeming with life. His pioneering work has been pivotal in making apple production more sustainable and eco-friendly, leading to higher quality apples while fostering healthier orchard environments. This talk will showcase how research and innovation have revolutionised fruit production, making it more sustainable and impactful.


Dave Rogers



Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Royal Society Te Apārangi


Pacific Surf Club (26 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier)

5:00pm Thu 25 July, 2024 - 6:00pm Thu 25 July, 2024