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Should financial assets be a part of a farmer's investment portfolio? Some evidence from New Zealand
The study explores the potential for risk reduction by the diversification of farm asset portfolios.
The diffusion of sustainable technologies to Maori land: A case study of participation by Maori in agri-food networks
(Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, 2007)
Within innovation diffusion literature, indigenous peoples have historically been described as ‘laggards’: slow to adopt new technologies. While accepted as the originators of acceptably ‘quaint’ traditions, Māori, like ...
Rapid, one-step DNA extraction for insect pest identification by using DNA barcodes
(Oxford University Press for Entomological Society of America, 2008-04-01)
Early detection of economically important insects is critical to preventing their establishment as serious pests. To accomplish this, tools for rapid and accurate species identifcation are needed. DNA barcoding, using short ...
Cost effectiveness and efficacy of multi-species pest control in New Zealand
Background: Possums are a major conservation pest and wildlife vector of Bovine Tb in NZ. In response to these issues, various agencies seek to maintain possum populations at low densities primarily using toxic baiting.
Effect of cooking on the soluble and insoluble oxalate content of some New Zealand foods
(Academic Press, 2000-06)
Oxalates occur as end products of metabolism in a number of plant tissues; some leafy plants and some root crops contain markedly high levels of soluble and insoluble oxalates. When consumed these oxalates can bind calcium ...
Identification of allelic polymorphism in the ovine leptin gene
Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone/cytokine that influences the physiological control of numerous biological functions and links nutritional status with both neuroendocrine and immune functions. In livestock, variation ...
Trends in vertebrate pesticide use and new developments: NZ perspectives and international implications
Trends in vertebrate pesticide use and new developments.
The mechanics of duetting in a New Zealand endemic, the Kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni): song at a snail's pace
(John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2006-05)
New Zealand's endemic, duetting kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) produce one of the longest known bird songs (ca 30 s) and duets that differ strikingly from those of most duetters in their unusual length and non-repetitive ...
Ecological studies of Trichoderma-pathogen-plant interactions using four different fluorescent reporter systems
(Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2009)
‘More than Tea makers’: How Orangewomen saved Orangeism in New Zealand
The Loyal Orange Institution (LOI) has been viewed as one of Ireland’s most controversial exports to the New World. To the general public, it is a male-dominated conservative organisation. This paper seeks to shatter that ...