Bio-Protection Research Centre
The Bio-Protection Research Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), that pursues multidisciplinary research to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand's plant-based primary industries and natural ecosystems.
It was formed by New Zealand's leading plant protection scientists.
Current research programmes span a range of applications including computational intelligence, molecular biology, biotechnology and agro-ecology.
Based at Lincoln, many of the Centre's staff and postgraduate students are situated within the greater Lincoln campus - including the University and surrounding Crown Research Institutes.
Bio-Protection's well resourced laboratories are complemented by excellent field facilities and the NZ Biotron, one of only three plant growth facilities of its kind in the world.
More information is available from the Bio-Protection Research Centre Web site.
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(Lincoln University, 2018)Hybrid radish (Raphanus sativus L.) seed is grown in New Zealand for multiplication and re-export, and radish seed exports were worth $22.8 million in 2017. Seed yields vary with hybrid and season, but are reduced by ...
Studies on the Efficacy of Three Trichoderma atroviride Isolates for Controlling Take-all (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici) in Grasses (Lincoln University, 2018)Take-all, caused by the fungal pathogen Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici (Ggt), is an internationally important widespread root disease of cereals and grasses. The disease is suspected as the main cause of the increasing ...
(Public Library of Science, 2018-12-19)The success of biological control may depend on the control agent co-evolving with its target pest species, precluding the emergence of resistance that often undermines chemical control. However, recent evidence of a decline ...
Eating at high elevation: An herbivorous beetle from alpine rock outcrops relies on ammonia-absorbing lichens (Wiley on behalf of the Ecological Society of America, 2019-01-08)The flightless endemic New Zealand beetle, Protodendrophagus antipodes Thomas 2003 (Coleoptera: Silvanidae: Brontinae: Brontini; Fig. 1a, b), is unique among its tribe of 12 globally distributed genera in exchanging the ...
(Frontiers Media, 2018-12-14)Sustainable and integrated pest management often involves insect parasitoids. However, the effectiveness of parasitoids biocontrol has often failed, frequently for obscure reasons. A parasitoid's success is partly due to ...