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Effect of flower presentation method on parasitoid wasp survival
Reliable testing of the suitability of various flower species for natural enemies is an important step in developing a conservation biological control programme. Laboratory tests showed that the suitability of nine candidate ...
Studies on the regulation of conidiation in species of Trichoderma
(Lincoln University, 2007)
A characteristic feature of species of Trichoderma is the production of concentric rings of conidia in response to alternating light-dark conditions. In response to a single burst of light, a single ring of conidia forms ...
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 ...
Variable effect of Trichoderma bio-inoculants on ectomycorrhizal colonisation of Pinus radiata seedlings
(Lincoln University, 2006-07)
The effect of Trichoderma inoculation on ECM growth and colonisation was investigated in both a pot experiment and in a dual plate bioassay.
Greening Waipara: a ‘grape roots’ project to include biodiversity in the wine experience
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2006)
It is no secret that New Zealand’s developed landscapes have lost most of their biodiversity - indigenous plants, habitats and wildlife. Biodiversity is a defining element in a district’s sense of place and there seems to ...
Influence of natural enemies on Cirsium arvense — a biogeographic perspective
(Lincoln University, 2009)
Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. (Californian, Canada, or creeping thistle) is an exotic perennial herb indigenous to Eurasia that successfully established in New Zealand (NZ) approximately 130 years ago. Presently, C. arvense ...
Development of an isolate-specific marker for tracking Phaeomoniella chlamydospora infection in grapevines
(Mycological Society of America, 2005)
Petri disease causes decline of grapevines worldwide. The grapevine endophyte Phaeomoniella chlamydospora is the most important fungal pathogen associated with this disease. Epidemiological studies of this pathogen have ...
Distribution and spread of environmental weeds along New Zealand roadsides
(New Zealand Ecological Society., 2009)
Most non-native weeds and other naturalised plants are in the early stages of invasion into New Zealand landscapes. For this invasion to be controlled, even partially, it is important to understand the dominant routes, ...
Novel host associations and habitats for Senecio-specialist herbivorous insects in Auckland
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2008)
We studied the genus- and species-specialist monophagous herbivorous insects of Senecio (Asteraceae) in Auckland, New Zealand. With the exception of the widespread S. hispidulus, the eight native Senecio species in mainland ...
Identification of novel genes associated with conidiation in Beauveria bassiana with suppression subtractive hybridization
(Mycological Society of America, 2008)
The conidiation of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Hyphomycete) is a complex process that involves the stage- and cell-type-specific expression of hundreds of genes. The suppression subtractive hybridization ...