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Brazilian Beetles Effective Biocontrol Against Tradescantia

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:04 am | Landcare Research

Areas where Brazilian beetles were released to control a weed, hated by conservationists, gardeners and dog owners alike, are showing signs it’s working. More >>

Fire huge setback to dune restoration

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:41 pm | Landcare Research

The ecologist behind a dune restoration project extensively damaged by a suspicious fire holds hope some of the native plants will regenerate. More >>

South American beetle introduced to control weed

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 1:43 pm | Landcare Research

A tiny Chilean beetle has been introduced to New Zealand in a bid to control a weed that if left unchecked could potentially become as big a problem as gorse. More >>

Pests may help spread wilding pines

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 11:30 am | Landcare Research

New research has found pests may be assisting the spread of wilding pines which have invaded more than 1.5 million hectares in New Zealand. More >>

New app makes identifying plants easier

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 12:14 pm | Landcare Research

Identifying plants is complex when there are dozens, hundreds and in some cases even thousands of species, many with similar features. But Landcare Research is making this easier. More >>

Tea bags new research tool

Monday, 2 February 2015, 4:09 pm | Landcare Research

Barbara Anderson recently went through more than 800 tea bags in two days. Sounds like a world record attempt doesn’t it? Yet not one cup was brewed. Instead, they were buried. More >>

Thousands of species undiscovered

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 5:09 pm | Landcare Research

Thousands of species in New Zealand are yet to be discovered. But it’s not just scientists who could uncover them. It could be you. More >>

Regional effort to improve soil quality

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 9:41 am | Landcare Research

Arresting the widespread decline in soil quality is the goal of a new regional soil partnership formed by 17 Pacific countries. More >>

Potential biocontrol agents settling into containment

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:25 pm | Landcare Research

Scientists at Landcare Research are investigating two small European insects as potential bio-control agents against the pest plant Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum). More >>

New Biological Heritage Science Challenge

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:30 pm | Landcare Research

The new National Science Challenge, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage - Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister, Hon Steven Joyce is much more than just a large research programme, according to Dr James Buwalda, Chair ... More >>

Kiwi science at work on Aussie pest problems

Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:15 pm | Landcare Research

New Zealand science that assists Australian farmers predict mouse outbreaks could soon be applied on this side of the Tasman. More >>

Where are all the silvereyes?

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:35 pm | Landcare Research

Early results from the 2014 national Garden Bird Survey show a significant drop in the number of silvereyes counted. More >>

Nationwide Garden Bird Survey begins this weekend

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:13 pm | Landcare Research

Kiwi nature-lovers are being asked for their help for an important wildlife survey – and you don’t even have to leave your living room or school classroom to take part. More >>

Fun new ‘App’ to bring pest control into electronic world

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 12:19 pm | Landcare Research

A just-released downloadable smartphone ‘App’ will provide enjoyment this summer and alert the user to the plight of New Zealand’s native birds. It is also set to be a precursor of new tools to challenge how New Zealanders think about pest control. More >>

Diverse projects recieve new Government funding

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 3:46 pm | Landcare Research

Diverse projects aimed at boosting agricultural productivity and ensuring more effective pest control are among those that have received significant new Government funding. More >>

Pond borders can benefit bees

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 2:30 pm | Landcare Research

Irrigation pond borders offer a great opportunity to increase biodiversity on farms without impacting on productive land, according to researchers. Landcare Research scientists have used remote sensing – computer analysis of satellite images – ... More >>

Merger creates large environmental certification business

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 10:11 am | Landcare Research

Landcare Research has created one of the largest certifiers for environmental credentials in New Zealand by integrating its three programmes into one subsidiary. More >>

Preliminary results from Garden Bird Survey

Friday, 13 July 2012, 1:18 pm | Landcare Research

Preliminary results from this year’s garden bird survey indicate that the house sparrow is again the top species with an average of 12.4 per garden (compared with 12.7 last year). More >>

What species of birds are in your garden?

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 1:36 pm | Landcare Research

Date: June 28th, 2012 What species of birds are in your garden? The 6th annual national survey of garden birds is about to begin. The survey encourages residents to spend an hour, sometime between June 30th and July 8th 2012 recording the highest number ... More >>

National soils data now available online

Monday, 29 August 2011, 1:06 pm | Landcare Research

Researchers have today unveiled a new online tool to make it easier and more effective for land managers, business, scientists and the public to better understand the soils that underpin New Zealand’s economy, land use and ecology. More >>

 

 

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