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The effect of seed moisture content and the duration and temperature of hot water treatment on carrot seed viability and the control of Alternaria Radicina
(Lincoln University, 2005)
Hot water treatment of seeds to control seedborne pathogens is an important tool for organic seed production. Reducing seed moisture content may have the potential to increase carrot (Daucus carota L. var. sativus D.C.) ...
Population regulation in insect herbivores - top-down or bottom-up?
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 1992)
Recent evidence points to the plant's being a much more limited resource than previously expected. In addition to the restraints on feeding and population growth imposed by such factors as leaf toughness, the physical ...
The nature of wellbeing: How nature’s ecosystem services contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealand and New Zealanders
(Department of Conservation, 2015-03)
What do we need for a ‘good life’? At one level, the answer to this question will differ for each person. Yet at a deeper level, we all share a common set of fundamental needs that must be met for us to experience wellbeing. ...
Values of ecosystem services on arable land and the role of organic farming
(New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2005-08)
Nationwide mail surveys implemented in November 2004 report New Zealand residents' willingness to pay for improvement in ecosystem services and support for organic farming on arable land. The surveys were split into two ...
Consumer attitudes regarding environmentally sustainable wine: an exploratory study of the New Zealand marketplace
Previous research has suggested that consumers are becoming increasingly concerned by the effects of conventional agricultural food production practices on human health and environmental wellbeing. This study sought to ...
The impact of floral resources and omnivory on a four trophic level food web
(Cambridge University Press, 2008-12-09)
Omnivory is common among arthropods, but little is known about how availability of plant resources and prey affects interactions between species operating at the third and fourth trophic level. We used laboratory and field ...
Phenology and parasitism of the red admiral butterfly Bassaris gonerilla (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2004)
Population densities of the endemic red admiral butterfly, Bassaris gonerilla, were monitored over two summers on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Egg-laying usually begins in September and ends in late May. Peaks in egg, ...
Quantifying and enhancing ecosystem services on farmland
(Lincoln University, 2009)
Ecosystems have functions, and these functions provide many services that are valued by humans. This presentation is an overview of ecosystem services, and includes coverage of ecological functions and benefits, value to ...
Weed-insect pollinator networks as bio-indicators of ecological sustainability in agriculture. A review
(Springer Paris, 2016-03)
The intensification of agricultural practices contributes to the decline of many taxa such as insects and wild plants. Weeds are serious competitors for crop production and are thus controlled. Nonetheless, weeds enhance ...