Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • Feb 16

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    Landcare research invasive weeds scientist Lynley Hayes explains biocontrol of pest weed species.

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  • Feb 16

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    Tests will soon begin to ensure a mite, that looks a promising biocontrol agent against wasps, isn’t a threat to bees.

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  • Jan 16

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    Lynley Hayes from Landcare Research is in the front line of the "War On Weeds". She is leading research into the biological control of barberry in Southland.

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  • Jan 16

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    Weevils to wage war on weed

    26 Jan 16 by Hugh Gourlay

    Hundreds of Chilean weevils will be released over the coming weeks to control the widespread weed Darwin’s barberry.

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  • Jan 16

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    NatureHack

    21 Jan 16 by Ngaire Raikabula

    A weekend hackathon for creatives, designers and coders, ready to take on the challenge of building and launching new web services and apps.

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  • Jan 16

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    Researcher in NZ first

    20 Jan 16 by Zhi-Qiang Zhang

    Landcare Research researcher Zhi-Qiang Zhang has been appointed to the post of Secretary-General of the prestigious International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

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  • Jan 16

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    Moths tend to fly under the radar when it comes to scientific research despite the fact they're important pollinators for plants and food source for native birds. But a new Citizen Science project in Otago is literally putting the spotlight on them. Dr Barbara Anderson is overseeing the project Shedding Light on the Night with the help of several Otago schools, University of Otago, the Orokonui Ecosanctuary north of Dunedin and some of her colleagues at Landcare Research.

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  • Jan 16

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    Dr Colin Meurk of Landcare Research talks about enticing birds into home gardens, and Ben Alms, aka Dr Compost, shares the ins and outs of building a worm farm.

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  • Dec 15

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    Flax collection helping save young lives

    23 Dec 15 by Katarina Tawiri

    One of New Zealand’s nationally significant plant collections is being used to help save babies’ lives.

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  • Dec 15

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    There are over 120 native orchids in New Zealand - with over half found nowhere else in the world. Many of them are threatened and have unique conservation values, but a big danger to them is that people often don't know how precious they are as they're so tricky to identify.With that in mind Landcare Research has come up with a free app called the NZ Orchid Key so the public can help identify and protect the threatened species. With the main flowering season starting, Landcare Reserach scientist Murray Dawson is hoping those walking in the outdoors spotting orchid-like flowers will stop and use the app - and take a picture - instead of pick them

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