Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

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  • Oct 16

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    Christchurch-based scientist Susan Wiser is part of a team of scholars from 90 institutions around the world to have had a paper published in the influential Science journal today that reveals a continued loss in tree biodiversity would result in an accelerating decline in forest productivity worldwide

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  • Sep 16

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    Wasp biocontrol update 8

    15 Sep 16 by Ronny Groenteman

    The current update is all about patience and waiting!

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  • Sep 16

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    Facilitating innovation in the agricultural sector is crucial if the industry is to meet the challenge of safeguarding New Zealand’s global competitiveness in the future.

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  • Sep 16

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    A Landcare Research scientist has been granted funding to conduct further research into the commercial potential of an alga harvested from the wild. Dr Phil Novis says the "clinically proven health benefits" of the alga mean that it offers an alternative to the health supplement fish oil.

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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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