Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • Aug 16

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    New recruits for war on weeds

    26 Aug 16 by Murray Dawson

    A community effort is needed to stop the spread of weeds in New Zealand, say scientists.

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  • Aug 16

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    Delivering a blow to Cook Islands weeds

    16 Aug 16 by Quentin Paynter

    Landcare Research scientists are assisting the war on weeds not only in New Zealand but also its Pacific neighbour, the Cook Islands.

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  • Aug 16

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    Farmers seek biocontrol for smelly weed

    15 Aug 16 by Ronny Groenteman

    A high country sheep farmer is leading the fight against a putrid-smelling weed that reduces lucerne yields, wool quality and taints meat.

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  • Aug 16

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    Fighting wasps with wasps

    2 Aug 16 by Bob Brown and Ronny Groenteman

    A parasitic wasp is the latest weapon scientists are investigating in the war against wasps.

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  • Jul 16

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    “The significant new investment in pest eradication, announced at Zealandia in Wellington today by Prime Minister John Key, could be a game-changer. And a game-changer is just what our biodiversity desperately needs,” says Dr Andrea Byrom, Director of the National Science Challenge for NZ’s Biological Heritage, and an expert in pest ecology.

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  • Jul 16

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    Wasp Biocontrol Update 7

    21 Jul 16 by Ronny Groenteman

    In the last update we told you that the wasp biocontrol project is at a turning point. Well, we have just heard from the Sustainable Farming Fund that our request for variation has been approved, so it is time to tell you what happens next, and why.

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  • Jul 16

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    A book outlining, for the first time ever, the complete flora of the Cook Islands has come to fruition.

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  • Jul 16

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    Where have all the silvereyes gone?

    1 Jul 16 by Eric Spurr

    There’s a record low of silvereyes in gardens across the country this winter, according to preliminary results from the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.

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  • Jun 16

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    Wasp Biocontrol Update 6

    27 Jun 16 by Ronny Groenteman

    The past few weeks have brought much excitement to the project.

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  • Jun 16

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    One million birds and counting

    22 Jun 16 by Catriona MacLeod

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.

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