Research Updates

Does irrigation increase the storage of carbon in soil under temperate managed pastures?

Does irrigation increase the storage of carbon in soil under temperate managed pastures?

3 September 2020

The results from this study can be used to predict more accurate soil organic carbon cycling under temperate managed pastures.

 
What effects do livestock grazing and tillage have on forage cropping systems?

What effects do livestock grazing and tillage have on forage cropping systems?

21 July 2020

Using crop establishment techniques that reduce soil compaction and its adverse effect on nitrogen loss, while supporting overall crop production, is an important consideration for growers.

 
How can agriculture producers in Hawke’s Bay adapt to climate change?

How can agriculture producers in Hawke’s Bay adapt to climate change?

15 July 2020

Rural New Zealand communities are especially reliant on agriculture for income, and therefore these communities must make adaptions to climate change to prosper within a healthy social, economic and cultural environment.

 
Finding insect pests on apples using odour detection

Finding insect pests on apples using odour detection

8 June 2020

Study finds pattern of odours could be used to distinguish apples infested with codling moth or Queensland fruit fly

 
Understanding the symptom development and latent period of myrtle rust

Understanding the symptom development and latent period of myrtle rust

3 June 2020

Study looks at symptom development and latency of myrtle rust in relation to host species, temperature and resistance

 
Protecting grapevine health in New Zealand

Protecting grapevine health in New Zealand

19 May 2020

Study identifies fungi associated with grapevine trunk disease

 
Responses of Queensland fruit fly  (QFF) females to fruit odours

Responses of Queensland fruit fly (QFF) females to fruit odours

15 May 2020

Study looks at electrophysiology and behavioural responses of QFF in the hope of developing a lure for future biosecurity responses

 
First genome sequence for a native plant species of New Zealand

First genome sequence for a native plant species of New Zealand

12 May 2020

Scientists sequence the genome of mānuka variety ‘Crimson Glory’

 
Bacteria in the medicinal plant horopito

Bacteria in the medicinal plant horopito

5 May 2020

Characterising the structure, diversity and functional potential of endophytic bacteria

 
Unmanaged host trees of codling moths pose risks to apple industry

Unmanaged host trees of codling moths pose risks to apple industry

1 May 2020

Study assesses the uncontrolled populations of codling moth in the peri-urban area of Hawke’s Bay