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Assessing proposed designs for a non-invasive DNA collection device suitable for use in possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) population monitoring
(Lincoln University, 2016-06-30)
The Australian bushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is an introduced mammalian pest species within New Zealand ecosystems, responsible for causing extensive damage to native flora and fauna at the same time as transmitting ...
Effects of flow regime on the distribution, richness and abundance of alien plants in braided rivers of New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 2016)
Braided river floodplains in the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand are classified as threatened ecosystems currently undergoing dramatic changes, including adjacent land-use intensification and increased water abstraction. ...
Understanding the molecular response of potato during infections with Pectobacterium
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-30)
Pectobacterium atrosepticum (Pba SCRI1043) and Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis (Pbr ICMP19477) are considered necrotrophic/hemibiotrophic bacterial plant pathogens belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. ...
Growth and development of different lucerne cultivars
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-14)
This dissertation compared lucerne dry matter production from 10 genotypes in irrigated conditions at Lincoln University. First year yields averaged 10 t DM/ha for the establishment year with no differences found among culitvars.
Investigating the potential of phosphate solubilising augmenting bacteria (PSAB) biological inoculants for clover
(Lincoln University, 2016-10-27)
Effect of the environment during seed development on brassica seed quality
(Lincoln University, 2016-06-28)
High quality seed is essential for the establishment of a good crop. New Zealand grown brassica seeds usually have high germination but often have variable seed vigour. The latter can result in poor crop establishment and ...
Drivers of smallholder adoption and the intensity of conservation agriculture in the Masvingo District of Zimbabwe
(Lincoln University, 2016-07-29)
Conservation agriculture (CA) has been promoted among smallholders in Zimbabwe as a way of addressing challenges associated with poor soil fertility, low yields, and insufficient rainwater. The technique was introduced to ...
Botryosphaeria dieback in vineyards: conidial dispersal, infection, disease development and control
(Lincoln University, 2016-05-31)
Botryosphaeria dieback is a major trunk disease of grapevines worldwide that has been recognised for its importance during the last 15-20 years. This disease causes direct losses by killing canes, arms and vines, which ...
Exploring the future of marine farming in New Zealand under climate change conditions: using sea surface temperature
(Lincoln University, 2016-06-23)
This study explores and provides new insight in to how the increase in sea surface temperature as a result of climate change may affect the marine farming industry and coastal zone management of New Zealand. As the world’s ...
Institutional factors affecting value added by agricultural cooperatives in St. Lucia
(Lincoln University, 2016-08-02)
St. Lucia intends to privatise its marketing and processing parastatals, and expects agricultural cooperatives to play a much greater role in value-adding. For most of St. Lucia’s agricultural cooperatives, this will require ...