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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 ...
Evolution of specialization of Cassida rubiginosa on Cirsium arvense (Compositae, Cardueae)
(Frontiers Media, 2016-08)
The majority of herbivorous insects are specialized feeders restricted to a plant family, genus, or species. The evolution of specialized insect–plant interactions is generally considered to be a result of trade-offs in ...
Editorial: Grassland-invertebrate interactions: Plant productivity, resilience and community dynamics
(Frontiers Media, 2017-08-15)
This research topic reports new findings and concepts on grassland invertebrate interactions in semi-natural and improved grasslands with emphasis on the effects of climate change, invasive species, and sustainable control ...
Novel three-step pseudo-absence selection technique for improving species distribution modelling
Pseudo-absence selection for spatial distribution models (SDMs) is the subject of ongoing investigation. Numerous techniques continue to be developed, and reports of their effectiveness vary. Because the quality of presence ...
Trichoderma strains suppress Rhizoctonia diseases and promote growth of potato
(Mediterranean Phytopathological Union, 2014)
Trichoderma spp. from New Zealand soils were evaluated (in greenhouse experiments and one field trial) for Rhizoctonia disease suppression and plant growth promotion of potato plants. Trichoderma virens LU549, T. atroviride ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Selecting potential insect species to vector Fusarium tumidum spores for gorse control
The study aimed to select an insect species with the greatest potential to vector F. tumidum spores for biological control of gorse.
Defining the mechanism of Yersinia entomophaga MH96 exoprotein release : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
(Lincoln University, 2020)
There is an increasing need in New Zealand for the development of new solutions and improvement of currently available biological control agents of pasture pests. In the last two decades, the entomopathogen Yersinia ...