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Challenging a place myth: New Zealand's clean green image meets the biotechnology revolution
(Blackwell Publishing, 2005-06)
The 'clean green image' of New Zealand is a well-known example of what has been called a 'place myth'. But more recently, emerging alongside this place myth is an image that the government is trying to co-create of New ...
Food or sex: which would you choose? Pollinator-prey conflict and reproductive assurance in New Zealand Drosera
(Lincoln University, 2009)
This is the first study to test the possibility that autonomous selfing in carnivorous plants functions as a mechanism to reduce the pollinator-prey conflict by reducing pollen-limitation. Carnivorous plants can rely on ...
Studies on the regulation of conidiation in species of Trichoderma
(Lincoln University, 2007)
A characteristic feature of species of Trichoderma is the production of concentric rings of conidia in response to alternating light-dark conditions. In response to a single burst of light, a single ring of conidia forms ...
Variable effect of Trichoderma bio-inoculants on ectomycorrhizal colonisation of Pinus radiata seedlings
(Lincoln University, 2006-07)
The effect of Trichoderma inoculation on ECM growth and colonisation was investigated in both a pot experiment and in a dual plate bioassay.
Public understandings of biotechnology in New Zealand : nature, clean green image and spirituality
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2003-10)
This programme was granted funding in response to a demand for additional information on public perceptions of the risks of biotechnology. The Foundaton for Research, Science and Technology identified the need for research ...
Modelling the proximal source of intercepted exotic insects
(Lincoln University, 2009)
Biological invasions are major threats to any nation’s economy and biodiversity. To detect new biological incursions of some species biosecurity agencies deploy pheromone sentinel traps for targeted species at high risk ...
Evaluation of the AGDISP ground boom spray drift model
(The New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc., 2008)
AGDISP is a well-established spray drift model that has been validated for aerial spraying of forests. Recently a prototypical ground boom option has been added to AGDISP. This was evaluated in the current study by collecting ...
Nitrate discharge to groundwater from agricultural land use: an initial assessment for the Canterbury Plains
This Technical Report arises from public concern about the effects of agricultural land use on groundwater quality. It applies existing tools and information to provide a strategic view of the issue of nitrate discharges ...
Smallholders in Canterbury : characteristics, motivations, land use and intentions to move
(Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 2000-09)
The AERU published its first report on smallholdings in Canterbury in 1993. The present report extends that research by using a random sample survey and thereby updates our understanding of this very important phenomenon. ...
Phenology of New Zealand Flower Thrips (Thrips obscuratus) in vineyards
(Lincoln University, 2004)