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The gorse pod moth (Cydia succedana Denis & Schiffermüller); is it a successful gorse (Ulex europaeus L.) biological control agent?
(Lincoln University, 2015)
Most weeds that cause issue for agricultural production in New Zealand have been imported. One such imported and well-established weed, Ulex europaeus L. (gorse), was declared a noxious weed in New Zealand in 1900. Since ...
Natural occurrence of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana as a vertically transmitted endophyte of Pinus radiata and its effect on above- and below-ground insect pests
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.), 2016)
The New Zealand forest industry would greatly benefit from a successful way of controlling insect pests. The entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana, could hold such potential. It has previously been shown to be capable ...
Pheromones use in smart-autoinoculation systems using insects as vectors of plant pathogens in weed biocontrol
(National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies, 2004-07)
Insect pheromones have also been developed and successfully used in a number of New Zealand horticultural crops for monitoring or direct control strategies Synthetic pheromones have been used in NZ for delimiting the Asian ...
Genetic diversity in invasive populations of Argentine stem weevil associated with adaptation to biocontrol
Modified, agricultural landscapes are susceptible to damage by insect pests. Biological control of pests is typically successful once a control agent has established, but this depends on the agent’s capacity to co-evolve ...