Bio-Protection Research Centre
The Bio-Protection Research Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), that pursues multidisciplinary research to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand's plant-based primary industries and natural ecosystems.
It was formed by New Zealand's leading plant protection scientists.
Current research programmes span a range of applications including computational intelligence, molecular biology, biotechnology and agro-ecology.
Based at Lincoln, many of the Centre's staff and postgraduate students are situated within the greater Lincoln campus - including the University and surrounding Crown Research Institutes.
Bio-Protection's well resourced laboratories are complemented by excellent field facilities and the NZ Biotron, one of only three plant growth facilities of its kind in the world.
More information is available from the Bio-Protection Research Centre Web site.
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(Public Library of Science, 2018-11-19)Climate change affects agriculture through a range of direct and indirect pathways. These include direct changes to impacts of pests and diseases on crops and indirect effects produced by interactions between organisms. ...
Effect of abiotic stress on the success of the vertical transmission and survival during seed storage of two novel endophytes in perennial ryegrass (Lincoln University, 2018)Epichloë fungal endophytes, which live in symbiosis with perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) are vertically transmitted only, totally depending on the success of the host plant for their dissemination and survival. New ...
A new approach for delivery of entomopathogenic fungi for plant protection against insect pests and plant diseases via maize seed (Lincoln University, 2018)Entomopathogenic fungi have been recognized mainly for their ability to kill insects which has seen as an advantage for the development of these particular fungi as biocontrol agents in sustainable agriculture programmes. ...
(Lincoln University, 2018)Plant pathogens play a critical role for global food security, conservation of natural ecosystems and future resilience and sustainability of ecosystem services in general. Thus, it is crucial to understand the large-scale ...
Sowing date effects on timing of growth stages, yield and oil content of potential biodiesel crops (Agronomy Society of New Zealand, 2012)Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is the major temperate crop producing biodiesel. Management of nitrogen applications and monitoring of pests and diseases in oilseed crops overseas relies heavily on correct identification of ...