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Endophytes in maize (Zea mays) in New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 2017-08-24)
The aim of this study was to isolate fungal endophytes from maize in New Zealand (NZ) and to select endophytes with potential to reduce insect pests and/or plant diseases. Culture methods were used to isolate 322 isolates ...
Studies on the Efficacy of Three Trichoderma atroviride Isolates for Controlling Take-all (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici) in Grasses
(Lincoln University, 2018)
Take-all, caused by the fungal pathogen Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici (Ggt), is an internationally important widespread root disease of cereals and grasses. The disease is suspected as the main cause of the increasing ...
Continental-scale suppression of an invasive pest by a host-specific parasitoid underlines both environmental and economic benefits of arthropod biological control
Biological control, a globally-important ecosystem service, can provide long-term and broad-scale suppression of invasive pests, weeds and pathogens in natural, urban and agricultural environments. Following (few) historic ...
Plant invasions in New Zealand: Global lessons in prevention, eradication and control
The number of non-native plant species established outside of cultivation in the New Zealand archipelago is higher than for any other islands worldwide. Faced with this scale of plant invasions, there has been considerable ...
Behavioural and olfactory responses of pest insects to endophyte-infected (Epichloë festucae variant lolii) perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne):
(Lincoln University, 2020)
Asexual fungal endophytes (Epichloë) colonise agricultural grasses (Poaceae) in an interaction which provides host plants with protection against herbivorous insects. Despite 40 years of research there is still much we do ...