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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 ...
Phenology of New Zealand Flower Thrips (Thrips obscuratus) in vineyards
(Lincoln University, 2004)
Do we use a ‘bouquet’ or a ‘KISS’ to win a natural enemy’s heart?
There is a controversy surrounding the approach used to provide flowers in conservation biological control. One approach involves the provision of a single flower species (‘KISS’), while the other involves multiple flower ...
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 ...
From poachers to gamekeepers: perceptions of farmers towards ecosystem services on arable farmland
(International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability., 2007)
Management of ecosystem services (ES) is vital to maintain and improve the productivity of agricultural systems in order to meet the food demands of a growing human population. However, some land management practices can ...
Ecosystem Services in Productive Landscapes: New Zealand’s emerging agricultural pattern and land-use change
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection Research Centre, 2008-06)
It is considered that New Zealand has the greatest rate of land-use change in the Western world (Penman 2008 pers. comm.). Although New Zealand’s land-use changes may be dynamic, reflecting overseas market needs in ...
Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), a potential threat to China’s potato industry
(Elsevier on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), 2020-02)
The potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) has recently emerged as a serious pest of potatoes and other solanaceous crops. It causes direct feeding damage and also vectors Candidatus Liberibacter ...
Enhancing nectar provision in vineyard habitats for the endemic New Zealand butterfly, Lycaena salustius
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2013)
Nectar is an important factor influencing the level and persistence of butterfly populations, but particular sources of nectar may not be optimal for all species. In a farmland context, it is not always clear whether nectar ...
Host plants affect the foraging success of two parasitoids that attack light brown apple moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
(Public Library of Science, 2015-04-20)
The light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana is a key pest of wine grapes in Australia. Two parasitoids, Dolichogenidea tasmanica and Therophilus unimaculatus, attack the larval stage of this pest. D. tasmanica is ...
The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: A quantitative synthesis
Floral plantings are promoted to foster ecological intensification of agriculture through provisioning of ecosystem services. However, a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of different floral plantings, their ...