Research Update Archive 2019

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

 
Can New Zealand hops help during fasting?

Can New Zealand hops help during fasting?

1 May 2020

Study finds New Zealand hops extract reduces hunger during 24 hour fasting

 
Are there more stable forms of vitamin C?

Are there more stable forms of vitamin C?

30 April 2020

A new discovery of a more stable form of vitamin C found in crab apples

 
What do craft beer drinkers really want?

What do craft beer drinkers really want?

28 April 2020

Study looks at whether different types of craft beer drinkers exist and how they view different styles of beers

 
Flexibility of the DAD2 receptor protein allows binding to signalling proteins

Flexibility of the DAD2 receptor protein allows binding to signalling proteins

24 February 2020

Study looks at petunia strigolactone (SL) receptor DAD2

 
Transforming land use – opportunities and challenges

Transforming land use – opportunities and challenges

19 February 2020

Study explores decision-making around land use decisions in the Central Plains Water Scheme region

 
Could moths be important pollinators in New Zealand’s subantarctic islands?

Could moths be important pollinators in New Zealand’s subantarctic islands?

14 February 2020

Scientists look at contribution of moths to pollination on Enderby Island

 
Could “The Nazgûl” deter brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)?

Could “The Nazgûl” deter brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)?

11 February 2020

Scientists develop a novel trap for BSMB

 
Could supplementary feeding impact honey bee health?

Could supplementary feeding impact honey bee health?

5 February 2020

Study finds that supplementary sugar feeding alters the bacterial composition in the digestive tract of adult honey bees

 
How do cytokinin hormones drive fruit cell expansion and growth in kiwifruit?

How do cytokinin hormones drive fruit cell expansion and growth in kiwifruit?

17 January 2020

Study looks at whether fruit growth under restricted carbon supply is controlled by phytohormones

 
Does carbon starvation limit anthocyanin accumulation in fruit?

Does carbon starvation limit anthocyanin accumulation in fruit?

17 January 2020

Study analyses mechanism underlying carbon starvation response in red-fleshed kiwifruit